I am looking to this board for their advice. I have a 1300 sq ft basement - painted concrete floor, wall and ceiling (7foot high), and I am currently using a Thelin Gnome (30kBTU) Pellet heater. I know - this is an undersized unit for the size that I am trying to heat. We are in Syracuse New York and winters typically range from 30F to -20F in the worst months. With just using the gas furnace and a couple of register cutouts this room will be in the 55 - 60 range. With the Gnome exclusively in use I can get this room between 62 and 67 degrees with the unit running on its highest setting and trim set at the maximum setting. I would like to get this room at a warmer temperature and was wondering if I upgraded to the Thelin Parlor (40k BTU) if this would be sufficient to bring temperatures into the low 70s. My wife likes the style of the Thelin line but I am slightly worried that this may not be enough to make this room comfortable. We use this room as a "family room" as we also have our three Greyhounds residing in this room. Any and all advice would be appreciated.