I am new to this site and glad I found it. We have never had a pellet stove.We have had a direct vent propane stove for the last 13 years. It did heat the house well but are looking to purchase a cheaper heating source First, I have read threads on both of these stoves only to get confused about what to purchase We are going to the dealer tomorrow and I feel well informed but concerned about the problems mentioned with Harman being sold to Quad also the glitches with the quad and the dealer needing to purchase expensive equipment in order to diagnose problems. So my point is-----What do I buy? My husband is all about how the stove LOOKS Im more concerned with getting my moneys worth and not to have to worry about servicing problems. I would like something with a large hopper-quiet-can heat 1700 sq ft. Ofcourse we picked two different stoves Also, anyone out there buy pellets in the lehigh valley for a good price? Also Carbon county/ Monroe county area? I understand they are more expensive now and plan on buying in the spring for the following winter.