My parents really like their pellet stove. The also make them as fireplace inserts. Clean burning, load the hopper and it runs for quite a while, so you don't get to play with the fire as much, but.... When we bought this house, the fireplace has the insert with the glass doors, and the metal "fabric" drapes, and the blower. The blower does help with pushing the heat into the room.
When we're in the room, the glass doors are open. I think there is a little more heat radiated that way. When we go to bed, the glass doors are closed. I'd like to put a timer on the blower for night time use to turn off after about 4 hours. Just haven't gotten there yet. Jim.
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