after the oil company came and cleaned the oil furnace and said "that is it no more winters out of this one", I had them give me a quote, 8k for oil, and "you will need a liner in the chimney, new valves, pump, and expansion tank, oil tank, etc." or 5k for propane system. Then the prebuy was going to be @$2,500! So I thought wood stove! but I don't have the room in the house for one, or the room/land for wood piles. Looked at pellet stoves until my wife said "not in the house, we don't have room", so I found outdoor pellet boilers. 10k or so later I made it through last year on pellets (I love central heat) and have 6 tons in my drive way for this year. I wish they cost less, but each ton cost me the same or a little less than last year. last year $250/ton plus $17.50 each for the rental truck, this year $235/ton and 17.50 each for delivery (unloaded them my self last year), can't complain. So does this make me a pellet pig?