I have read a great deal on this forum. I am continually amazed at the great content and enormous knowledge here. This is my first post so I have a pretty basic question. Is there a rule of thumb about how many bags of pellets I should be burning in a 24 hour period on medium auger speed. See, I picked up an old ('94 or '95) Advantage II-T from a friend of mine. It as in storage for about 10 years and he just wanted it out of his way. I installed it in my basement where I had a vacant hearth. Everything on it works and it is in good shape. I cleaned it up and started it up. I am finding that I am burning about 1.5 bags in 24 hours on position 3. Damper is adjusted in just to the point where the flame is not lazy and sooty. I am getting some great heat from it. I don't think that I am saving any money though. Pellets here range from $4.34 for Lowes/Home Depot brands to $6.50 for Turman. I like Turman. Very little ash. Oil prices here are currently $4.20/gal (primary heat oil furnace with heat pump). I burned 1.5 gallons of oil per day from Dec.12 through Feb. 14. Am I expecting too much from this old Whitfiled?