Yes, I did search, and I did see a number of recommendations and comments for various uses and purposes, and I also know that some can stand to benefit from my decision. All that aside.... I'm finding making the decision on a pellet stove a bit overwhelming. So, here is where I'm at... I have a small colonial, about 1200-1300 sq ft, currently being heated with base board hot water (oil). Its my first home, just bought it in October, and went through some SERIOUS sticker shock this heating season. To put it bluntly, I don't want to go through that again. So... I have decided pellets are the right choice for me, after quite a bit of research. Its effectively a renewable resource, I found a pellet supplier a town away (still need to check pricing from them specifically), and I have the perfect spot for the stove on my first floor, in the dining room. The kitchen is adjacent, the living room is adjacent, and its right below the master bedroom. Those are, imho, the most important areas. Now, in case I accidentally run out of pellets, the oil heat can kick in, and I'm ok with that, so I have a backup heating source in place. The big problem I have right now is in choosing the right stove! From talking to people at work who have them (they don't live by me, which is why I haven't called their source), I should be able to find something for my needs reasonably cheap (read: $1500-ish). After a phone call about two Harman products and a Lopi, they are giving me prices in the area of $2800-$3500! So... I'm looking for something on the less expensive side, I don't have all that much house to heat, and I'm flexible with sizing and styles. I have both 220V (don't ask :D) and 120V AC where I would like it to go, it can sit adjacent to the chimney (no fireplace, so an insert won't work) so the venting could be hidden once it gets outside behind that. I live out in Hunterdon County, NJ. Any recommendations from those more experienced in these areas? :D TIA!