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Old 06-07-2008, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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This question is actually for my NY home, but I have a greater respect for my VT friends and their much colder weather heating challenges.

Given as we see the cost of heating oil escalating precipitously, I am seeking an efficient, stove type heating source for my kitchen and living room (adjoining areas with an 8'x6' entryway between them.) I need something fairly compact as it will most likely be placed in the kitchen. Heat from the kitchen whether baseboards or oven tends to drift into the living room. The two room compromise an area of approx 525 sq feet; both have cathedral ceilings.

I can not use coal, so that's out. I see pellet stoves, wood burning stoves, and both look good, but I have never actually seen a pellet stove in action (be it loading, cleaning, etc.)

I have natural gas coming into the house, and wonder whether anyone has done anything with NG? My only concern there is that the price of NG is going up, too.

Any thoughts, opinions, recommendations or anything I should stay away from?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-07-2008, 06:04 AM
 
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Hello, We use two Quadrafire stoves, one in the house and a larger one in the shop.
They are quite close to a gasifcation type heater. By this I mean once hot, they burn very efficiently ( I think almost 85%) and there is no smoke!
I saved 1/3 the wood I used to burn with an older Vermont Castings Defiant. There may be other good stoves on the market, but Quadrafire is very good. Look up on web.
An option for them is a blower to move air around the firebox.
vt-maple-man
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Hello, We use two Quadrafire stoves, one in the house and a larger one in the shop.
They are quite close to a gasifcation type heater. By this I mean once hot, they burn very efficiently ( I think almost 85%) and there is no smoke!
I saved 1/3 the wood I used to burn with an older Vermont Castings Defiant. There may be other good stoves on the market, but Quadrafire is very good. Look up on web.
An option for them is a blower to move air around the firebox.
vt-maple-man

Thank you! I see they offer fireplace inserts as well -- which would be ideal in my bedroom. They have a dealer within a reasonable drive, looks like I will be checking them out.
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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I replaced my electrical baseboard heat with a couple of Rinnai gas heaters. They are very efficient and would work great as a zone heater like in a kitchen as well.
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