Choosing a pellet stove
I'm a newbie to this forum and would like some help choosing a free standing pellet stove. I am actually shopping for next year so availability is not an issue. I am more concerned with reliabilty, availability of replacement parts, BTU output, warranty, etc...
It looks like there are a lot or Harmans out there and although there seems to be good comments about them, it does seem that there are some customer service issues and warranty service issues.
I was told that top feeders are better because the flame is less likely to "back up" into the auger assembly which makes some sense to me.
I am not sure of the advatages or disadvantages of having air intake from the room or getting it from outside. I thought I had seen somewhere that it affected the flame and BTU output.
I have been starting to look and have seen Harman, Quadrafire, and Enviro. The Enviro was a top loader and seemed to be good but I haven't seen much talk about them.
I am located in Massachusetts and need to heat a moderate sized house. I would appreciate any input you could give me.
Sorry for all of the questions but I just want to make an informed decision. Thank you.