Hello all, I just bought a two story house (1500 s.f.) with a Fisher woodstove in the basement that the sellers used as the primary source of heat. On the main floor is a wood-burning fireplace and kerosene monitor. All the bedrooms are on the 2nd floor and only have electric baseboard heat. I've been doing a lot of research (via these forums and other web site sources) and was really considering replacing the Fisher with a new woodburning stove in the basement. However, I'm a newbie and have zero experience with wood and quite honestly I don't know if I have the desire to do the work that will be necessary from year to year to use the wood stove as a main heat source. I stopped by a friends and he is suggesting I go with a pellet (based on less maintenance)stove. I'd prefer to keep the stove in the basement and am under the impression that the pellet stove won't heat my main & second floor, or would it? Would it be in my better interest to remove the monitor heat and put the pellet stove in its place thus hoping to heat the main and second floor? I've also considered installing a wood burning insert in the fireplace, but I think a few years down the road I'm going to have a natural gas fireplace insert installed instead its something we won't really use much just for ambience here and there. So I'd prefer to leave my fireplace as is for now and focus on the best/cheapest way to get some heat to my second floor. Thanks for any insight you all my have.