We use Pellergy year round for our heating needs. Having heated with wood as the primary fuel in the past I understand the excessive amount of time it takes to maintain, fuel, and clean a wood system. Pellergy is a very efficient heating system which requires very little time to maintain. Both my wife and I were surprised at how little time we had to spend on maintenance in order to keep the system running. An added bonus is that recently more and more companies are selling different brands of pellets which in turn is keeping the price low.