Thank you all soooo much for the welcome!! And thanks for the pics!! Its very encouraging to see that your install was in 2008 and apparently you are still very happy
The furnace is natural gas. We are in Portsmouth. Yes we are looking to heat the entire house. I really want to be able to keep the gas and electric bills steady throughout the year and only have the coal expense. Easier to plan for and more predictable. We have thought about a furnace but I really really want to be able to put my back side right up against the stove (as close as I can anyhow, lol) and get warm. For me its not JUST about having a warm house. That one room in the house that will be super toasty sounds so good to me since I freeze to death allll the time. Plus, its kind of a rule....I don't go in the basement...its a wet dark scary place down there, lol. And I want to be able to refill it if need be and not just leave it all to the hubby. There are PLENTY of Amish settlements nearby. I may have to ask where they get theirs. That might be our best bet. I hadn't even thought of that. I am so excited to get started! Any input or advice is more than welcome!! I think I have looked at this from all angles but you never know! You all might come up with something I've missed! Again thank you so much for the warm welcome!!