The basement is another story. I want to sew in the basement this winter and it is frigid. I do have some infra red heaters by Redwell, that are electric, but the basement, with its concrete walls and dirt floor, would be an ideal location for infra red since the rays are best absorbed by dense materials such as concrete. So, this winter, I will try first one, then two and possibly three to maintain a comfortable working temperature down stairs.
Also, as a measure towards being more sustainable, I have purchased a two blade and a three blade Eco fan. These fans run without electricity, solely on the hot air from the wood stove. They are located on the top of the wood stove to better move the air into the kitchen and bedroom areas on the main floor. It is my intention also, to purchase a big cast iron Dutch oven and use the wood stove to slow cook meals this winter, thereby cutting the gas consumption, which is expensive in this area. I am on the hunt for an antique cast iron Dutch oven with a good lid to that end.