Hi Everyone, I recently bought a new home in the cold Canadian North - Eastern Ontario region. Winters up here are pretty chilly at times and we're already off to a cold start. We've been dealing with temperatures of -20F this month already and it's not even winter. My home is a 2006 and fairly well insulated from what I can tell. Currently on a forced air propane furnace with a radiant heated slab in my basement. (I don't know the efficiency or BTU rating) With my wife and newborn at home at the house at a consistent 73F, I'm running upwords of $500 a month on propane so far. Prices for propane this year have really jumped in my area to 75C per litre (about 2.83 a US gallon). I can get 3T of pellets for around $900 with tax and delivered. I'm looking at options to lower my propane usage for heating. My HW tank is currently propane heated and my radiant is supplied from this tank. I'm not looking at displacing these elements but putting something in place that will either supplement my propane heating for replace it entirely (if possible). My house is around 2500 square feet, raise ranch style and completely open concept. I am hoping that I can make a pellet stove work in the basement and have it heat both levels. I understand that it won't be even heat but I'm hoping I can maintain 70F+ temperatures on the main level. The basement slab is heated already and the basement is both insulated and dry walled so the heat loss on the down stairs level should be minimal. The stair well going down to my basement from the main level is very open so my hopes are that heat from a pellet stove will make it's way up and heat the upstairs as well. I would imagine the recommendation is to have this pellet close to the stair well? I have read many posts on here regarding a basement pellet stove heating an entire house and the results differ mostly based air circulation, insulation levels, climate etc. but if I factor in my house as being fully insulated, radiant basement slab, and open concept (also open ceiling, no drop installed yet) what are my chances? Is this worth pursuing? If the idea of displacing my propane heating is a real possibility, I would spend the $ on a larger stove unit to accomplish this. My wife asked me, is it possible to hook up a pellet stove to an existing forced air system? I have heard that it's possible but most likely dampers would be needed to isolate the propane furnace to prevent both blowers from running at the same time? Many of the sellers in my area are selling the Harman brand. Can someone recommend a model which would meet my heating requirements given the square footage and my intention of making this my primary heat source? Thanks, I appreciate the feed back.