Wood stoves aren't usually designed to heat an entire house, but are just the right size to heat a particular room in a house. However, installing a wood stove in the right place in the house, in addition to helping air circulate between rooms or using a stove boiler, can help raise the temperature throughout the house. The warmth of the wood stove is warm and comfortable. It's affordable and can be replaced.
Heating with wood requires more work, but once you use a wood stove, you don't want to use other types of heat again. Wood stoves can easily heat a two-story house, but certain codes and precautions must always be followed. The heat rises and, although a wood stove can be installed upstairs, it won't heat lower levels with any efficiency. Wood stoves are a cozy and affordable way to add heat to your home and the more you can spread that heat, the more money you save and the drier and warmer your house will become.
Pellet stoves have certain advantages, since the fuel is clean and easy to store. They turn on by themselves and turn off on their own when the heat demand has been met. An easy way to figure out what type of stove you'll need to heat a single room is to calculate the cubic volume of the space by multiplying its height, length and width. Yes, it's absolutely possible for a wood stove to produce enough heat for a two-story property.
In some homes that are heated with a wood stove, there are several fans that operate at once in different rooms, each strategically placed to maximize heat flow. Remember that hot air rises, so a stove placed on the upper floor will not generate much heat in any of the spaces on the lower floor. When it comes to heating an entire house, the stove needs to produce at least 2000 kilowatts of heat. To increase the amount of heat that goes into convection instead of radiant heat, several stoves now have built-in convection panels.
Radiant heat (the heat you feel on your face that comes directly from the stove) will heat the room where the stove is located, but it is convection (hot air) that will carry that heat throughout the house. Usually, about 80% of the heat goes to water, so this is one way to choose a stove that can power the whole house, but the room with the stove doesn't end up getting too hot. This can cause poor performance and the stove to become humid (and can be dangerous) and, at the very least, cause excess cold air from outside to enter through the ventilation, and cause the air movement around the house that you are trying to achieve not work very well.