This is my second year with my Harman XXV and last year I Burnt New England's, BareFoots, Oaki's & I tried a bag or two of a few others. Last year I had 0 issues with eye or skin dryness from using my stove. This year I bought 2 tons of Fire Side Pellets from Home Depot. Unlike last year I've had nothing but eye and skin problems. I go into my living room where the stove is and it feels like my skin and lips are going to peel off. I've added a decent humidifier to the room but its not much help. My question is; is it possible, knowing that pellets are not made exactly the same, that these pellets may have something in them causing a reaction. Do the pellets you burn make a difference in the air being sent out of the stove? Sounds odd, but in the very beginning of the season I burned a few bags of left over New England's from last year and don't remember having these problems.