David Baillie wrote:Would it be possible to quantify how much wood and of what species you burn over the winter, and in what kind of stove. Next would be you listed square footage and insulation but the missing variable would be square footage of windows and what quality. I believe you will find that a combination of active solar and good thermal drapes could get you most of the way there other then the worst night. A fun exercise on a rainy night.
John C Daley wrote:Pelmets over the windows to stop cold air circulation
Can you add some thermal mass inside the building that can capture heat during the day and discharge it at night?
Have you thought of a rocket heater lounge as discussed elsewhere on this site?
M. A. Carey wrote:Thank you, William. I will do some research on that. I have read a lot about radiant water heat in floor, but I'm thinking that is what needs to be done during floor construction. I have also read where some have a large water tank below floor or below house, but again, too late for that, and very limited funds.
I appreciate everone's feedback.
Satamax Antone wrote:
M. A. Carey wrote: My husband does not want a rocket mass heater and bench because of the amount of space it takes up and the weight.s
Show him this one for example.
Why should I lose weight? They make bigger overalls. And they sure don't make overalls for tiny ads:
Better Wood Heat: DIY Rocket Mass Heaters (8-Movie Set) by Paul Wheatonhttps://permies.com/wiki/134176/Wood-Heat-DIY-Rocket-Mass