Hi Guys, I have a stoker that is awesome, however, I am going to have to shut it down for 5 days (can't trust anyone while I am away to "correctly" use the stove and empty the ash pan) and crank the dreaded electric baseboard heat back on. There are about 16 individual therostat room/closet baseboard registers. People in the house are only using about 3-4 rooms at a time downstairs and at night 3 rooms upstairs, so I would set back the upstairs during the day and only crank the baseboards downstairs to comfort levels and then would set them back and crank the ones to comfort levels upstairs at night reasoning that it was probably cheaper to only heat those rooms being used even with the heat flowing out of the rooms in which it was on and into the other rooms.
Of course, when you turn the room back on, they have to not only heat the room but the furniture and contents in the room and take in cooler air from surrounding rooms where the baseboard is off. All things being equal, electricity usage-wise, do you think it is cheaper to turn all of the heaters on (upstairs and downstairs) and leave it or continue turning them on and off, room/floor by room/floor?