I'm sure somewhere this topic has been started but I surfed through page after page of topics and couldn't find it so... start another one maybe? I'm trying to do the math to justify the purchase of a new pellet stove. If my math is flawed by even a little I suspect I'll still come out way ahead in the long run... just a little taste of what I've been working on. Of course there is no way to predict what oil prices will be but just for example: Pellets cost $279 per ton Oil $3.29 per gallon use per year is approximately 1,200 gallons I'm told a ton of pellets is roughly equal to 1 tank of oil. (250 gallons) If I use 1 tank for sept-nov, dec, jan, feb, march-april total of 5 tanks = $4,112 oil or $3.29 avg. x 250 gallons = $822.50 or I can burn 1 ton of pellets instead at $279 for a savings of $543.00 instead of oil. $543 x 5 = $2,715 savings in the first winter. $1,899 (cost of new pellet stove) $300 (new exhaust) $837 (cost of 3 tons of pellets) I figure break even 1st winter... future winters, priceless. Thoughts about what YOU are saving or where my math is "fuzzy math"?