Hi everyone. This is my first post here. I'm really glad to find this forum. I know it's early, but I want to wish you all a Happy New Year! Now, on to the reason I was searching for pellet stove info. I have 2 Enviro Empress stoves. One upstairs and one down. Overall, I love them. They heat well, and are very quiet. The one downstairs is now almost 2 years old, and the one upstairs is just under a year. Here's the issue. The ignitor in the one downstairs just failed for the second time. It failed for the first time right after Christmas a year ago. I also had the one in the other stove fail this year just before Thanksgiving. I have them both hooked to a thermostat, and set for on/off operation. Is it normal to expect only a year's life out of an ignitor? The first one on each was replaced under warranty, but now I believe it will have to come out of my pocket. $100.00 a year per stove seems a bit excessive. Both stoves do cycle on and off quite a bit during the run of a day, but shouldn't they be able to withstand that without this kind of failure rate? I just converted the stove with the failed ignitor over to hi/lo operation and lit it manually as a temporary fix to keep it warm, but I hesitate to leave it that way permanently. Wouldn't the stove tend to burn quite a few more pellets that way? I am assuming that the ignitor would last longer due to less cycling though. Any help or advice is appreciated. My dealer knows less about these stoves than I do unfortunately, and they just stopped selling the Enviro brand this fall. Also, I do clean the burn chambers every 2-3 days max, and disassemble for thorough cleaning at least twice a year.