1. I'm thinking of getting a coal stove to supplement my oil fired furnace. I was wondering how messy coal is when loading a stove? Also, does anyone have a direct vent and if so how do you like it?
2. We were also thinking of a pellet stove. Coal in cheaper in my area but pellets seem less messy. I can get a 68k btu pellet stove. Would this be enough to heat a 2000 sq. ft. home.
3. Would you choose coal or pellets? Why? Thanks