Been lurking here for a while. Lottsa good info and opinion's. We had been looking to put something in to: 1 - help heat the basement area 2 - add some ambiance 3 - help reduce the amount of heating oil we use Bought a Harman P61A this summer. Got it from the local stove shop, who were recommended to us. Had the shop install it in our insulated basement. In the garage, we now have 2 tons of Northern pellets. And there is a new CO alarm near the bedrooms. We have been running it the past few nights. I really like it. The basement rec room is now warm (it was freezing last fall/winter). I like the view of the flames. And best of all the oil furnace has not been on yet. The stove is in the same room as the TV, and it is not a problem as far as noise is concerned. The heat seems to drift upstairs well. It is going to be interesting this winter to see how much of the house we can heat with this stove. Just wanted to say that this forum was very helpful to me, thanks to all who contribute.