Been searching/reading here for a few days now....great info Thinking of buying a Pellet Stove for my house (Basement is my only option) and looking for some advice from you, the experts. Background: 1) House is an old 1 & 1/2 cape pretty well insulated with new windows, is about 1200sq./ft., and heated buy Forced H/W. 2) Since 5/31/12, If had oil delivered 3 times @ $3.50/gal and have spent just shy of $1800.00 (Full Tank after yesterday delivery), so I spend around $2500/ yr for oil. 3) Live in Southern ME. and has been 0* at night for 3 nights. Last night with heat set at 70*, 1st floor was 70* and 2nd floor bedroom was 65* (only one of 2 bedroom doors open) So my furnance heat my house quite well. I've gone and talked with 2 different dealers and am between 2 differnt stove (really 3) Dealer 1 showed me the Enviro Maxx-M, which I liked the size and features of. Auger in burnpot is great. Dealer 2 showed me the Harmon P-68 and P-61-(said this will do what a what of it). Really liked that duct work can be added to this stove and vent right from the basement to anywhere I want to put a register. What do you guys think? Is spending this much money really worth it for my heating needs? I grew-up with a fireplace and love the heat and being able to have a door open when its cold out, lol.