I've read many threads on this subject but would still like some opinions. We live in a ranch home with a basement. The first floor is 1300 square feet and the basement is 1300 square feet as well, the basement is inground. Approximately 400 square feet of the basement is finished with a drop down ceiling. The house was built in the early 60's We are looking at pellet stoves and were thinking of putting it in the unfinished part of the basement. We have no insulation in the ceiling and have wood floors above on the floors. We will cut registers for the heat to rise if that would help the situation. The unfinished part of the basement is cement block wall and is completely drylocked. The basement never goes below 59 degrees without heat on in the home. Do you think if we get a pellet stove installed in the unfinished part of the basement that the heat will rise? We really have nowhere to put it on the first floor so that is why we are looking at the basement. We would be happy with the first floor reaching the mid 60's in temperature. 70 degrees would really be ideal. We are looking at the Harman p68 stove do you think that stove is big enough for our needs? What temperature do you think the basement will be with the stove running? Are there any other stoves we should be looking at? I know I am asking a lot of quesiton, but we really do appreciate any help we are trying to make the right decision.