I live in a suburb of Rochester (called Pittsford).
When I lived in the city, I burned coal in my 3200 sq. Tudor using 1st a Russo CW1 and the a Keystoker boiler w/ a HW coil. Burned about 5 tons a season. My neighbors were spending $500 a month for NG to heat and freezing. Kept the house @ 80. It was great.
When I lived way out near Naples, I had a Harmon forced air w/a HW coil. Did not like the Harmon. To be fair, it may be because the idiot that installed it and the chimney did an awful job.
In this house (only 1500 sq. ft. colonial), I plan on having a stove or furnace in basement. Haven't bought the unit yet - am looking. Want to buy used and no electricity necessary for operation except a blower. Anyone got one??
Would LOVE to hook up w/someone to get a trailer of coal delivered.