According to my local Menards and their website there is a manufacturing shortage of hardwood pellets . They are only allowing a cash and carry 1 ton limit. Problem is they are no stock. I went online to see what was available softwoods were available for order because they do not stock them in the store. Order placed expected delivery 2/10/2020. Got an email this morning expected shipping date to the local store will be the 20th of Feb. Order promptly cancelled. I guess poor planning on my part will lead to using the heat pump when these pellets run out.