I never owned a pellet stove and I never will. I was visiting a relative today who has a rather small one (Quadrafire) in his family room which is about 15 x 20. It was chilly in the house (64) so he fired up that little pellet stove. When we left to come home 4 hours later, it was 67 in the family room. Now, I think the thing was set at low but I don't know how it works but he said it has 3 settings and on high it will run ya outta the room.
I started laughing and told him that my coal stove will run ya outta the house. He didn't think it was all that funny though.
This leads me to a few questions. I see this stove is rated at 30,000 btu and they claim it will heat up to 1500 sq. ft. My Harman MK II is rated at 72,000 btu and will heat up to 1900 sq. ft. I heat 2000 sq. ft pretty easily although when it is extremely cold it can get a little chilly in the back room. (Under 70) How do these companies come up with these ratings? Is it possible to heat 1500 sq. ft with only 30,000 btu and keep it above 65?