Geez, are you all saying that pellet stove are basically just space heaters? Kidding of course, but think that I have read that about 1000 times on the boards. I think that I'm in a different spot than most on this thread because I use LP forced hot air. I have one furnace in the basement that heats the first floor, which is about 1100 sq feet, and then another furnace in the attic that heats the second floor (and eventually the attic). We installed an insert on the first floor and have used it excusively for heat down there. I got a LP delivery on Tuesday and did the math of what I have saved over the same period last year and it equalled in 135 gallons less. At $2.96 per gallon this equals $399.60 saved in LP cost minus the cost of 25 bages of pellets at $5.58 per bag = $139.50 for a net savings of $210.60 from 9/1 through 11/18. I think that this is a significant savings over 2.5 months. And, the kicker is that my downstairs is now 71-74 degrees opposed to 67 degrees last year. My downstairs is about 3/4 open concept and the temp is very even except for the dining room which is sort of seperate and stays 2 degrees cooler...which is still higher than last year. I used a conservative straight line assumption and it looks like I'll save at least $1000 bucks this winter. For that type of savings, I'll lug the bags and clean the stove every couple of weeks. I'm almost glad I don't have the close cost diiference between oil and pellets to contend with because I like being this warm! By the way, is this approching the longest thread ever for these forums? It's a great thread.