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Justsomedude Posts: 1,465 Senior Member
I've been kicking some ideas around lately that I have to better heat our house. We have no gas, just electrical hookup for everything, including our heating and air which took a dump (heat pump). I know that many will say to just get a new unit, but let's pretend that's not an option, mostly because im a tight ass. We've dealt with the summer time by having 2 portable AC units that work surprisingly well in our ranch house with full basement. We've been making do in winter with our wood pellet stove that's in the basement, more specifically in mine and the wife's room in the basement which also shares the same space as the air handler that's in a louvered closet. I can just fire up the stove and let it heat up the whole room which gets drawn into the air handler and pushed throughout the house via the duct work and vents. The problem is that our room gets much hotter than I prefer to sleep in so I'm wondering if I can somehow tie the stove into the ducts? I understand that it's a stove and not a furnace but it puts out substantial heat and it's not just radiant heat, it has a blower motor and vents that it directs the hot air out of. I've considered trying to make ducting from the stoves vent holes and pipe it to the existing house ducting but don't know if the heat will dissipate while traversing from A to B (about 10'). I also don't know if the stoves blower will be overcome by the HVAC blower. Any ideas or anybody done something alike?
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+ furnace converted to propane and use that for your heat and when you buy a new heat pump tie it in with a tempature cutout for the HP to heat to 35 then below that the furnace takes over