We bought my father a pellet stove last year, as oil was eating him alive. He used 2 1/2 tons last year for a 1000 sq. ft. house & it was a super warm winter. His house has little insulation and he kept the thermostsat at 73 in th living room. We were sold Great American Pellets last year for $229/ton. I have been told that Hamer pellets are better & I would like him to try them. The price is $229 for GA & $275 for Hamer. Anyone have an opinion on whether it is worth $40-50/ton to give them a try? He burned last year from the middle of Nov the middle of April. Any wisdom would be appreciated. He seem to have a lot of ash also.