WOW, you must have the "golden stove". I have to run the stove on heat setting 9 just to get a decent heat out of the stove. Last night I ran the stove on on 2-3-1. I filled the hopper up at 930, it is now 7:45 and there maybe a pound of pellets left in there. I am easily going through 2 bags a day. I have it on a TSTAT and I have another stove that I run. Now grant it my house is old, I insluated the rooms that my two stoves are in a few years ago. However, that doesn't matter if I can't get heat out of the stove. I can literally put my hand in front of this stove and hold it there I think, longer than I should be able to. I have also been burning drycreek premiums. I also burn barefoot. It doesn't matter what my settings are, I seem to go through alot of pellets.