Hello forum members. I was hoping I could get some recommendations on the purchase of a new pellet stove. I have no experience with them and only know what I have read on the internet. I have a 2000 sq. feet bi-level home that was built around 1968. It's of a pretty common variety in the Southeastern PA area with the central foyer/ six up six down staircase. The house is entirely above ground, on a slab, with no basement. The downstairs is generally cold and damp. I have electric baseboard heat, with individual units controlled in each room. We pretty much live upstairs. I only heat the rooms I use upstairs on timers and the downstairs rooms are left at 60 degrees, except when we go down there. Doing that, it is still really expensive to heat and the house is generally cold in many areas. I'm getting tired of the situation, and I am looking for solutions. I looked at stoves as at a local Harman/Quadra-fire dealer. For some reason, I like the Harman stoves. My idea was to put a stove in the downstairs family room, which opens to the foyer/stairwell, and generate as much heat as I can for the entire house. I can always supplement with electric, but I would like to find a solution where I could use one stove to heat as much as possible. How realistic is this idea? I am unsure of what size stove I would need for this effort. The dealer recommended a 43,000 BTU stove, and I am thinking more like 61,000 BTUs (maybe a Harman P61a). Am I even on the right track? What do you think I can accomplish with one stove?