I started this poll and thread because I'm curious to know what primary fuel source was originally used to heat your home and in what state do you reside? Are you in a rural or metro setting. Why did you choose a pellet stove/furnace over a stick burner(firewood)? Growing up in a rural city in Southern CA natural gas was king. I really thought I had it rough having to drive 45 min to go surfing before school. After starting a career in the energy industry I realized that there's a whole world behind a thermostat and light switch and that the weather isn't 70 to 85all year round everywhere else in the world. Where I come from Coal is a dirty word. Where I live now, coal is to our economy what air is to lungs and the EPA is, in my opinion, suffocating us slowly. But that's another thread for another forum. Canadians and those of you across the pond feel free to join in here. What's your motivation? Is it monetary, convenience, availability or something else? Also now that you've made the switch to pellets would you do it again knowing what you know now? Feel free to pick and choose what you want to answer and lets see where this thread leads.