Greetings, My house came w/ a fireplace insert downstairs and a pellet stove upstairs. I use the wood stove all winter long; it's great. Never used pellet stove. I want to expand upstairs and have "a" stove in the new area to more effectively heat upstairs. Pellet stove is Whitfield, Serial # WH 24328; I don't know what model. Questions: (1) How can I determine model # from the serial #, if possible? How can I determine fair market value of it? It's in terrific shape, see pictures. I have an opportunity to trade for a Vermont Castings Wood Stove. (2) Your thoughts on whether I should keep it and use in new space, or use a wood stove. I get all my wood for free (less labor) and have a great system for storing, etc., although it's labor too. (3) Is operating pellet stove less messy than wood stove? Thanks for your comments.