Thanks Redntall 74. I am something of a neophyte to all this, I am still learning it. And I have a feeling that the Dell Point dealer was more interested in getting my money...than in informing me about the comprehensive heating systems options available and suitable for my unique situation. Or maybe they do not know about pellet powered boilers. I will need to read more about this and find out if there is a pellet boiler that has a "gas energy" backup. At present I can't visualize myself coming up with a system for "continuous flow" of pellets or corn into my basement. I just empty sacks of pellets into the Europa manually right now. So I will need to do more reading and study. The pellet powered boiler unit on this website link you provided looks convincing. I was not able to find a price anywhere, maybe I didn't look in the right spot. About how much is it? There's probably no service center for it in Northern Indiana, I'll have to look. And I don't think I will be able to afford any big expenditures for a while. I actually took out a loan to get the Europa and I guess I made a bad move there. Chalk it up to inexperience. There is another issue. I don't have my basement "sealed" properly yet, in the sense that I still have a pretty bad leakage problem. I need to divert the drainage in my yard, by putting in more "channels" or underground PVC leading to underground barrels...systems I have read about but have not yet installed. I don't think I should put an expensive or new heating component into my "crawl space" basement until the basement itself is in better shape. I could tell you some pretty sad stories about basement flooding, but maybe I should save that for another website: "middleearth.com" or somewhere. My basement is the closest you can get to Venice without an airline ticket, but the water stinks! Ha ha.