First Post Here: I want to add a stove to my basement, considering gas, wood, pellet, electric... Info: 1600 sq. ft. each floor in a 2 floor home with lower floor being a walkout basement. Gas forced air existing. I just can't seem to keep the basement at a comfortable temperature in the winter. My home does not have an existing chimney or fireplace, my insulation is very good, windows good, doors good also... This basement has 3 bedrooms and one large game room where I would like the stove to be placed. I have my eye on a Lopi NG Stove rated to heat 800-1500 sq. ft. at approx 38,000 BTU. I like the price and specs... but I am very concerned about fuel costs in the future.. My neighbors think that a pellet would be a better option, but I also feel that the fuel price is an issue also. If I had my dream..I would build a masonry chimney on my home...I live on a hill so it would be very, very tall..and expensive...and put in a free standing wood stove. Up here in Spokane I have good access to Larch (Tamarack) wood $250 for 2 cords, but the installation costs are going to be insane... So, any advice or tips would be appreciated. For the last few winters I have been using 5, yes 5, electric space heaters to heat the basement.