When the two of us bought a home it came with a decorative wood stove; Technically it could have been used to heat the living room, however it never was.
The previous homeowners never used it, however it was totally scrub inside and out.
The woodstove was so small that if used, it would barely give enough living room heating, however she buys a fully functional oil furnace just for the look of it? They also vented it through the wood ceiling and added a stack to the roof. It was able to be used however was worthless. It was a pain in the butt removing that oil furnace as well. It sat on a stone pad that needed to be destroyed with a sledgehammer. Then the two of us had to redo the living room carpet due to the hole in the floorâ€¦ Next the vent had to be removed and the wood ceiling needed to be patched. The stack was removed and roofers had to service the damage. Lastly the two of us had to transport a cast iron oil furnace and try to get someone to take it, however our Evansville IN Heating and A/C dealership didn’t want it due to the size. They said no homeowner would ever use it for their gas furnace. I eventually sold it to a girl that wanted a oil furnace for her hunting shack in IN. It was in wonderful shape so I got a deal on it. I just wanted that ugly wood stove though. I am so glad the two of us have that extra space in the living room and there are no holes in our ceiling and roof anymore.