Hello, I currently own a 1200' ranch style home near Plymouth, WI. I heat with oil and just emptied my pockets to fill the tank before winter. I don't want this experience again so I'm considering an alternative heating source. Initially this summer I was looking at outdoor wood furnaces but an inconsistent suppply of wood and a town ordinance nixed that plan along with amount of work required. As of yesterday I began my pellet stove research and have learned alot from this site all ready. I went to a dealer last night who offers several brands and they were very helpful and made me feel comfortable with purchasing from them. I drew them a floor plan of my house so they could evaluate my set-up. They came up with the following stoves for my application. Lennox Montage $2990, Pros from dealer were small profile unit with high performance Quadra-Fire Castille $3090, Pros from dealer were quiet operation Harman Accentra $3390, Pros from dealer were most advanced technology Lennox Winslow $3390, Pros from dealer were least maintenence required My Fiance' and I are leaning towards the Lennox Montage or the Quadra-Fire Castille based on asthetics and physical size of the unit. The dealer told me we would be equally satisfied any of the four units based on performance and reliability and listed the pros of each unit. I have listed the prices they quoted me which would include 600#'s of pellets. Vent and installation would be an additional $450. Is there any room to hangle on the price of these units. Can anyone comment on these units, prices, and pellet burning in general. The only thing this business does is pellets and pellet stoves and they seemed very competent and are local. Also what are these boilers that I've seen that can be attached to your furnace that burn pellets also? Is this an alternative also or is it much more costly. Any help would be much appreciated as I would like to go back to this dealer tomorrow with my Fiance' and possibly make a decision.