I am interested to see what other people on the boards are doing for Alternative Heating for this winter.
I know that this kind of thread gets talked about somewhat in the wintertime, but I am curious if there are others (just like us) who are converting their systems this summer to prepare for the possible $6.00 per gallon over the winter months.
We are considering the following:
1. an external boiler system / wood based / where we stoke it once every morning and transfer the heat generated into our current system.
2. pellet stove
3. more effecient wood burning stove
4. making our water heater electric?
Is there any other kinds of ways that I am not posting here... that I am forgetting... or that I don't have knowledge of?
We are seriously considering numbers 1 and 4 and using our PFD to pay for #1. We are considering installing a pellet stove in our upstairs area and the wood stove downstairs in our office space to keep the heat going in both areas. (almost 2200sq/ft) With the external boiler system, we are considering having enough firewood to get us through the winter time to be able to keep our shop/plane hangar at a cozy 35-40 degrees in the winter time, too.
What else is everyone doing?
I am curious to know?