Stove Vs Insert?

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    So, I have a 2,000 square feet, open planned ranch in Tennessee. I intend to heat the main living space with an insert or stove. In winter, the thermostat set to 70 struggles to heat all the air in this area.

    I was dead set on getting the FPX Large Hybrid-Fyre insert or the Napoleon Woodburning Insert. Another idea is still completely gut the hearth, remove it and just get a stove instead, although I’d need to get masonry work done if so.

    Therefore, my question is, how much heat can a stove produce than a high quality insert with fans?

    Thanks in advance



    Dave Miller

    I suspect that a wood burner with a decent fan blasting that heat around may do a better job in an open planned space. An insert built into the chimney and masonry work does a fantastic job in a normal house as the heat is conducted into the walls. However, as this isn’t your situation you can’t take advantage of this, so I would opt for a stove if I was you.



    A wood-burning stove (or wood burner) is a heating appliance capable of burning wood fuel … Many wood-burning stoves are engineered such that they can be converted to … the temperature of the stove, to temporarily create a high heat for cooking

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