Heating question: Wood Stove or pellet stove

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by glocke12, May 28, 2008.

  1. glocke12 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    My ranch house relies on oil heat, and since oil is $4.43 a gallon now, (and not likely to go down in price), I really dont think I will be able to afford to heat my home this winter. (275 gallon tank, usually 4-5 fill ups per season).

    As a result I am looking at either a pellet stove, or a wood burning stove. It will either go into the basement which is unfinished, or into an existing fireplace that is in the living room.

    Would I be better off going with a pellet or wood stove ?
  2. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    Good for you.

    I think there are combo wood/pellet/corn stoves, no?

    If you're in the midwest, where Corn is abundant, Corn alone may not be a bad idea. They're usually cheaper and burn without the pollutants.

    On a side note; if you're in the suburbs or rural regions - there's geothermal heat pumps, too, if you have the money.

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