Hi (first post),
I have a pellet stove to install in my tri-level home. If I install it on the first floor (preferred, direct vent install) I am thinking the third floor will stay cold. If its installed on the second floor (not preferred, in a fireplace), the first floor will stay cold. The problem is compounded by the homes current two zone oil furnace. First and second floors are tied together on one zone, third floor on a separate zone. If I install the stove on the second floor, and the first floor stays cold and calls for heat, the furnace will heat the first and second floors, thus wasting heat to the second floor. The stove is capable of heating approximately twice the square footage of my house. I'm also thinking the first floor install may make that room too hot for comfort? Please see attached floor plan image.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.