I currently have a Quad Castile Insert, and it's been a good unit for 5 years, no problems, however we're going to be moving in the next 6 to 8 months, as we inherited a relatives house, and we are thinking of putting a pellet stove in it. The pellet stove is only used for some auxiliary heat, it is not the main source of heat. Natural gas furnace is the main heating unit and its brand new.. We enjoy the looks and warmth of a pellet stove, and every year I've used about 3 tons of premium pellets in our Quad. The dealer I deal with for my pellets, as well as yearly cleaning and general maintenance has a great deal on many of his Harmon pellet stoves this year. We looked at the Harmon Advance, and my better half loved the bay type window, and I think she really is sold on that stove. I also like the Advance, it's a very nice looking unit, and what I'd like to know is if you have a Harmon Advance can you give me your honest opinion ? Do you like it, is is noisy, smokey, etc. I have read some online reviews that were not to good. Some say every year it's another expensive repair, or they have owned one for several years and have put in hundreds of dollars in new ignitors, auger motors etc So I'd just to get opinions on what you like about it and what you dont like. Our unit will have a very short run to the outside then straight on up to the roof line to get a good draft and it will have outside air.as well as a battery backup unit according to the dealer as he is also the installer. The Harmon Advance I looked at in his showroom, was beautiful in a gold tone trim, and it was burning much quieter than my Quadrafire. I've been to his shop several times and looked at how the Harmon was performing and he tells me that he has had little to no problems with all the Harmons he has installed in the past 10 years. The problems have been mostly minor, and many were simply a dirty stove that was not cleaned properly. Or a batch of pellets that were not very good. Is your Harmon a good one or a bad one? I'd just like to get some views on them. I understand that there can be problems with any pellet stove, I've been in this forum for several years and I have read all the good as well as the bad. Thank you all for any input that will help me decide because I too have always wanted to own the Harmon , it looks like it is built like a tank and should run for many many years to come..