Hello, new to the forum and the pellet stove world. Figured I would ask you all about my current situation and if it will work: My house is a bi level, with a 600 square foot basement and an 1100 square foot main level. the basement and garage are on the same level, and the main floor covers both of them. the bedrooms are above the garage, the kitchen/living room/dining room are all above the basement. the basement itself is fully drywalled and insulated, but no insulation in the ceiling (only the main floor beams). My main issue with heating is that it's all electric, and the heat is actually in the ceiling on the main floor: Coils in the attic that radiate down. Blissfully inefficient. During winter it shoves my electric bill to $300 a month, which is insane. there are no ducts or vents anywhere in the house, so I figured a pellet stove would be my smartest option. there used to be a fireplace in the basement that was torn down and capped off, leaving a nice area that would house a pellet stove and vent straight up through the capped off spot. the stove would be in the basement, almost directly pointed to the opening to the stairs across the room. I have a ceiling fan at the top of the stairs to circulate air. Will the stove be able to sufficiently heat the bedrooms in this setup? I would really prefer to keep the electric heat almost completely off this winter. as far as venting goes, I should be able to rout the exhaust straight up and out, with no major issues. the air intake is a problem though. where the stove sits is concrete all the way up until the ceiling, so routing the fresh air inlet would be difficult. is there a downside from letting the air inlet take from the basement, or does it have to run outside? The pellet stove I was able to get was a magnum 3500P. It was used but works perfectly, and I couldn't beat the price Any insight would be very appreciated, Thank you!