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If Corn Stoves are 98% efficient - do all deliver heat equally?

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    No. 98% combustion efficiency heats larger homes using equal or less fuel than to heat some smaller homes. Why? What should smaller homes do to use less
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      No. 98% combustion efficiency heats larger homes using equal or less
      fuel than to heat some smaller homes. Why? What should smaller homes
      do to use less fuel?
      Small homes often select the smaller and less efficient corn stoves.
      Larger stoves have a larger and more efficient heat exchanger than the
      smaller stove. The larger heat exchanger delivers more heat to the
      inside and waste less heat out the exhaust even though combustion is
      98% with about 5 gallons potash cake for both small and large
      cornstove.
      Smaller homes may select the larger corn stoves to benefit from the
      larger heat exchanger. Selecting the larger corn stove will deliver
      more heat using less corn energy. Larger homes benefit from the more
      efficient heat exchanger from the larger corn stove.
      Interestingly we have experienced smaller homes using more corn energy
      for heat than larger homes. Large homes that start with the smaller
      stove to heat one floor often exchange the smaller stove for a larger
      corn stove. The larger corn stove heats the whole house and uses
      about the same amount of corn energy that the smaller corn stove was
      usign to heat one level. This phenomenon has been experienced on
      several larger, multiple level, log homes.
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