Well damn, the entire post I wrote just disappeared – hate windows 8 and 10! So, I have written about this before GS – so here is a link to previous discussion thread a few years ago: link I use a Jotul wood stove with non electric fans from Lehmans to move heat around downstairs..and more. Farm Tek lights and fans for barn and chicken house and run-ins…basically. Yes I have a battery bank but use a portable, BIG solar generator from SunRnr instead of a standard battery bank. Much easier. Also made in Virginia.Can’t recommend Ron enough at Sunshineworks.com in TN for help. Bought all my Pico lights from him. His site by itself will teach you much. Solar fridge and freezers in basement – kitchen upstairs looks normal for ops sake. HTH?