Hi all, this is my first post. I currently have a Hearthstone woodstove, well 2 actually, but I was thinking of swapping out one at the other end of the house for a pellet stove. A few reasons are I work long hours and the wife doesn't really like to keep them going, and the pellet stove would allow her to run all day and she doesn't have to worry about it. Another is we live in a remodeled farm house, and that end of the house has some circulation problems. Every room has a ceiling fan, but it does not seem to move around enough air. In the mud room, where the stove is currently, it gets to about 80-85 with the stove on idle, and as soon as you step into the kitchen, the temp drops to about 72. I installed a small door frame fan, but that doesn't really help. The pellet stove has a built in fan, coming off the heat exchanger, and would allow to push this air into the kitchen, regulating the temp between the two rooms. The other woodstove is in the living room, and that does just fine for heating that end of the house, plus the upstairs. I generally have to keep that one on idle, as it will drive you out of the room, and I mostly sweat while trying to sleep. The biggest reason is if I lose power, I can still heat the house on the living room stove and not worry about the pipes freezing. We have a forced hot air furnace, but I have not even used 1/8th tank of fuel in the last 1.5 months. Luckily I filled it @ $2.59/gal before prices spiked to above $3.29/gal for #2. I'm getting second thoughts however on the swap idea. I will keep the woodstove for a bit, just incase I don't like the pellet stove, but I'm not too sure if I want to spend the money ($1290) on the pellet stove. By the way, pellets are not much more expensive than cord wood here. 3 miles up the road in East Corinth they make pellets there, and I can get them for $219/ton, and cord wood is going for $185+/cord, seasoned, split, and delivered. Help me out guys, what would you do? Get the stove and try it out, or just burn wood?