The Ironheart attracts people passionate about having great control over heating their home, the pleasures of cooking on and baking in a woodstove, and appreciative of good design. I’ve heard from many Ironheart owners since I began blogging about it and our experience of living with this amazing woodstove, and have enjoyed many conversations here and offline.
I’ve been able to get a little bit of a glimpse into how some of you are living with the Ironheart in your own homes, and would like to devote a blog posting to a profile of your experience with the Ironheart and how it is situated in your home.
I’ve shared how our Ironheart is positioned in our home, and would love to see snapshots of how you have situated this delightful woodstove in yours.
Over the past year I’ve talked about what we’ve learned and things we needed to remedy so that we could make best use of the Ironheart in our ICF (insulated concrete form) bungalow, including obtaining the wood burning insert (a shining success, which I’ll post about this winter), getting our missing hob lids, and installing a metal woodstove heat shield on the wall directly behind the Ironheart (we just weren’t comfortable with how hot the wall was getting, perhaps without cause). We’re also experimenting with having a woodstove fan on one of the hobs to assist with pushing warm air around the house: it’s still too early to share results, as that’s my husband’s little experiment, but I can share that we are using the EcoFan Airplus Heat-Powered Wood Stove Fan.
So, what I want to ask you, dear fellow Ironheart owners, is the following, and if you can email me directly at df AT wuppenif.com with your responses and (if you are happy to share) any pictures of your Ironheart in your home, I will compile the answers and share a special post on your experiences in December.
1. In what year did you get your Ironheart?
2. Where in your home did you situate the Ironheart, and how does that space relate to the rest of your home?
3. What else can you tell about your home (ie size/layout/type of construction/etc)?
4. Do you heat your home exclusively with the Ironheart or in combination with other energy sources?
5. If you cook/bake on the Ironheart, please share a little of your routines and what you like to prepare.
There is more that I’d like to ask and share, but I figure we can start here and have fun with more later on this season.
If you can get in touch with me by early December, I will post about your responses shortly after that – my Christmas present to you. Happy heating!