When i used propane, we kept the house at 64 due to the high cost. I really wanted a wood burning stove, but didn't want to have my wife and kids stoking a wood fire while I was gone during the day. I wasn't sure about a pellet stove. I found some really ornate ones that would look great in my living room. The Harmon XXV was the one I settled on. Then came the cost factor and the possibility I wouldn't like the heating process. Doing some more research, I chose a refurbished CPM from Andy at Am/Fm energy. I figured on using the cpm one season. If I liked the pellet process, then I would put the cpm in the basement and switch to the XXV. Well this is my 3rd heating season with pellets and would never think about moving my CPM. I am so happy with the cost, performance, and support that I'm going to purchase another one for the basement. It's 31 degrees outside and 72 inside. I am spending $750 in pellets a year and saving 1200 gallons of propane at $3.64 per gal. Cheers to Englander. Any issues I have had, and they where small, have all been operator error.