e.alleg wrote:I have some Amish friends, I'll see if they'll let me take a picture of their heater. They use a kerosene stove for heat, some use coal or wood stoves. Not one uses an electric fireplace and no Amish people will pose for a picture to be used for selling something. The people in the pictures are definitely actors or maybe Mennonites, but Mennonites don't usually wear Amish beards.
My neighbor has heated his entire, 2 story, split level home since 1987 with 2 kerosene heaters. He says he uses one for the top 2 floors and one in the basement when he goes down there. He claims to use 2 gallons a day to keep the house 72 all the time. No fans, no nothin'. He's very frugal to say the least. He and his wife can't weigh 190 pounds between them and they're older so either he's lying or they're warm. I think he's an honest guy. I don't think I could do it.