Here's something i don't understand that somebody can enlighten me.. This year alone, i spent 3300 in the cost of Oil to heat my home. So I decided that for next year, that 3300 is money well spent elsewhere, so i bought a Pellet Stove (Chose it over Coal and Wood for maintenance and cleaner). From what i read, it typically takes about 3 tons to burn your pellet stove from Oct - Mar. So with Pellets being about ~200 a ton, i am looking at 600 total for the winter. So my question results from a few posts I've been reading that states Pellets are in-line with Oil in terms of Pricing. If that's the case, wouldn't i expect to be purchasing 15 tons of Pellets during that same time frame if Pellets and Oil are roughly the same price. Even if it was 6 tons (approx 1 ton per month), I'd still be in the black by about 2000.00 The numbers don't quite add up to me. I live in Central PA and within 50 miles here from 2 major pellet suppliers, so i thought this route was my best alternative. Maybe the statement aboves varies by region where pellets are much pricier. PS.. Clearly, i live in a very poorly insulated home, so I do plan on investing this summer in improving that aspect. (new windows and insulation in those that need it). So this winter, it will not be a full apples to apples comparison. However, I am too scared to ever attempt to burn oil for the full winter again to test it out.