I just thought you might like to read a recent blog post that I wrote about how much wood we've used, including pictures of our wood pile(s). We still have a couple more months of winter yet, but we've only used about 2.5 cords of wood, burning 24/7 for four months. We live on the East coast of Canada, where the winters can be harsh. We renovated an old farmhouse, and we heat our house with a woodstove only (a brand new Blaze King Princess). Our wood is terrible (unseasoned softwood. I know, no lectures! Next year we'll get it together!) but we're amazed and pleased with our success heating our house. Again, we only use wood (we don't have a back-up heating system at all). Next year, we won't abuse the BK with unseasoned softwood, I promise. We never would have splurged on the Blaze King if it wasn't for this forum, but we are so glad we did. Thanks for everybody's contributions to this site.