Ok, I've been trying to figure out what type of heating to get for my house. Currently I heat with electric, live in upstate NY and as you can imagine I pay allot for heating. This is what I was thinking of doing, and maybe you guys can suggest a stove for me. I was thinking it best to put a freestanding stove in the lower level of the house. We have a stairway to the upper level with a light hanging down. I was thinking of replacing the light with a ceiling fan that would bring air in either direction. I was also thinking of getting a couple of vent fans and cutting a couple holes in the floor to get the heat to the upper level. http://www.atrendyhome.com/durebofan.html The house is a total of about 1800 square feet of living space. The house was built in the mid 80's and is well insolated. The dealers in my area sell the following that I was contemplating. Lopi Yankee, Harman P61A Pellet Stove, Avalon Astoria Pellet Stove, Englander 25 pvd. The more I read these threads the more I see that the square footage that they claim to heat is not always the way it is. My questions are these. Do you think this configuration in the home would work? I want to home to be warm, not just low or mid 60's. Am I asking to much of a pellet stove to heat this home? Should I consider another fuel? Would I be better of putting the stove in the upper level where we spend most of our time and heating the level as we do now? Any input would be appreciated.