1st time at this web site and it seems great.
I could use some advice:
We are having a 20' X 24' four season room added to our house here in Southeastern Mass. I plan on using a two ton ductless split to cool it but am confused about the heat.
I have been looking at different brands of pellet stoves and haven't been swayed to any particular brand yet, as I keep reading so many negative posts about them. I had it narrowed down to Quadrafire and Avalon but after reading numerous posts on the Quadrafire Mt Vernon model I had looked at, I am starting to have doubts.
I have natural gas at the house and have thought about using a gas stove vs pellet - less moving parts, cost of pellets (avg 225.00 to 280.00/ ton), relability of the different models, dealer issues, manufacturer service issues.
My biggest concern is the cost and efficiency of a gas stove compared to the pellet. I don't know if it will be more expensive to run the gas stove. The most I have paid for gas has been $1.50 per therm (I am not sure if this helps at all)
At this point, I don't know what would be the most economical and efficient way to heat this room. I would appreciate any help you may be able to give me.