Did you know that different stoves create different types of heat? And they work quite differently.
Research tells us that humans are most comfortable in a room where we feet-to-chest feel nice and warm, while the air we breathe in is not too heavy.
Most cast iron stoves make radiant heat. The heat rays directly heats up people, surfaces and objects in a room, and does so quickly. It creates even heat where needed, so neither your feet or your nose get cold.
With convection heat the stove draws cold air in under the stove, heats it up between double side walls, and lets it out at the top. The heat rise to the ceiling and is then gradually “pushed” down At first will be warmer on top than on your feet. Very good if you want to place your stove close to combustibles or don’t have a fireproof wall behind the stove.