Woodstove plumbed into trunk line
I have a bi-level that was build in 1980. When I moved in 10 years ago we put in air condition. The system also has a heat pump and the backup heat in the attic. So I'm tired of my high electric bills and started using my wood stove down in the basement. Keep that room plenty warm and all the rooms except the bedrooms(which are at the other end of the house).
My thoughts are I'm going to the one return vent(20"x25") that is in the upstairs hallway with a piece of wood during heating season, and run 2 8" flex hose lines down in the closet and have them come out towards the ceiling in the room of the wood stove. Do you think the 2 8" run will be enough? I saw online some people thought instead of the flex hose I should build it with duct and then insulated the wrap.
I was also going to put a thermostat in that room that controls the fan(in the attic unit) when it hits a certain temperature.
The room with the wood stove gets crazy hot, like I could see it hitting 100 easy. Do you think this will be enough to heat the rest of the house? Thoughts are welcome. Thank you.