something I haven't seen discussed much: how much electricity do pellet stoves use, compared to "conventional" furnaces? I have an oil-fired forced hot air furnace. no chimney, so it has a power vent...which adds to the electricity use. exactly how much it uses...I don't really know. I do know, as an RV owner, that fha furnaces are a BIG consumer of electricity...they can drain a deep-cycle battery overnight. (I won't use mine unless I'm connected to shore-power; only have 1 battery). So I guess the question is, if you had/have "forced hot air", and you put in a pellet stove, did your electric bill go up, down, or stay the same? I understand that most pellet stoves use 2-250 watts or so; The only one I'm aware of that uses significantly less is the Thelin; are there any others?