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"Likewise, if you have burnt insufficient wood, there's no way to raise heat production in case the outside temperature drops unexpectedly."

There is an exception when you don't need to adapt the heating to the changes in outside temperature: if the walls of the house have high mass: concrete, (thick) brick, adobe, stone. These walls can store heat for a day with just a few °C temperature drop (and that is also an advantage in summer, allowing to cool the walls with nightly ventilation).
That's why tile stoves are traditional in adobe houses and fireplaces in wood houses.



A radiant floor works also best with a condensing boiler which are most efficient when working at lowest temperatures.



Electric cars commonly use heated seats and driving wheels as it is much more efficient than heating the cabin, thereby increasing range.

Ryan Kelly


This is really interesting, thanks! Coincidentally I think I started following you on instagram a few weeks ago! I can't seem to find any info as to the actual measurable difference in heating a space between radiant woodburner and convection woodburner. The former must still produce a vast amount of hot air, and all the hot surfaces will create hot air. We are looking for a wood stove that we can cook on, but most seem to be radiant and we have a large space to heat...


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