OK, it cost me $1100 to fill my fuel oil tank this year and I have a feeling that this will be a long, cold winter which means I'll probably need it topped off again by mid-January or so. I've seen an advance copy of Sutherland's ad for next week and they have some corn/pellet stove and wood stoves on sale for decent prices coming up.
For anyone with either of these types, what would you suggest? Right now I'm leaning toward the pellet/corn stoves, but you can get a high BTU wood stove for half the price. But, I was figuring by the time I get the necessary hearth pad and stove pipes for the wood stove I will have the equivalent into it that I would've had in the corn stove.
The corn stove however, is reliant on a blower where as the wood stove would be producing enough convective heat to keep my place warm in the event of a power outage.
Any and all suggestions are welcome