I have used WAMSLER as my type of wood stove. You can regulate the amount of air circulating inside of the wood stove. You can also cook or bake with it. Some wood stoves are water heating and you can literally heat up your own water for shower, kitchen, etc. Which makes it a great piece of technology on your homestead or hobby farm.
What I want on my future hobby farm is water heating technology. It will save me a lot of time and work during the winters. Heating, cooking, baking AND heating up water at the same time. I am sure that, with some know how, you could, theoretically, connect your wood stove and the heat water with the water supply system in the house... but I will have to look into that a lot more.
Wood stove heat output is measured in Kilowatts Per Hour (Kw). There are many different levels of Kw, a big one like mine could literally heat up an entire house. I have dealt, although, with lots of annoying smoke output with this wood stove. But I guess that was my own fault, moist firewood, not cleaning up the wood stove properly such as getting rid of the ashes, etc.
ALL IN ALL, A WOOD BURNING WOOD STOVE IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TOOL ON A HOMESTEAD. I TRULY SAVES YOU A LOT OF BILLS AND WILL MAKE YOU MORE AND MORE INPEDENDENT.