Man, you are lucky to have Center Farms in your area. They are a class act, and don't take advantage of the special relationship they have with shipping. A win-win situation! I still say an AA 260 will be a cost effective investment. I have a little bit of experience with them, and they are all still running all these 40 years later, producing heat and hot water affordably and reliably. LS Farm isn't any fool, and he burns with one.....and he is more than a 'tank' away from Pennsylvania! I've seen more in Maine basements than most other states, and most are smart enough to keep them out of the water. Several I know of sit in a basement all hooked up, mothballed for the day oil goes nuts.......problem the owners have is that when they were installed in the 80's, they were in better shape and more coal dealer were around locally. Now in their 60's and 70's, winter is somewhere south of you....waaaay south.
Oh, I wouldn't worry about windows and insulation much in your situation....even the shop. It's always 82 in mine, and it does not care how cold it is outside.
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