We jumped on the pellet stove bandwagon this year. I wasn’t ever truly sold on the idea because I knew so many people who were buying the stoves and snapping up pellets by the ton. It stood to reason, in my mind, that the reasonable price of pellets would skyrocket – typical supply and demand. I was wary of the idea that the pellets would actually save money over heating fuel.
And? I hate the stove. I hate everything about it. It’s loud. The three fans we have positioned around it to circulate the warm air are loud. And cold. Everytime I walk in front of a fan, I get a blast of cold fan air blowing at me.
There, I said it. I admit it. I am, apparently, not environmentally conscious when it comes to heating the house. I want warm air radiating from the baseboards in every room. I don’t want to feel like I’m standing at the Equator in the living room and have to don mittens to put away laundry in the bedrooms.
Ok, it’s not really that bad. But like any non-centralized heating or cooling system, it’s hard to move the warm (or cool) air through the entire house. And did I mention that it’s loud?
Here’s the thing. I know when P-Man was trying to decide where to install it (and there are certain requirements for placement), he took into consideration the fact that I spend nearly all day at my desk. He thoughtfully installed it right behind me so the warm air would blow in my direction. And it’s loud. And the fans.
Some days it bothers me more than others. Guess which one today is?
Some days I’m a super bitch
Up to my old tricks
But it won’t last forever
Next day I’m your super girl
Out to save the world
And it keeps gettin’ better ~ Christina Aguilera