Well thanks for all the helpful replies. Does EFM only makes "boilers"? And by the word "boiler", I assume that means it burns coal to heat up water which travels through existing baseboard plumbing and heats your house? If I do not have baseboard plumbing (currently I have electric baseboard heat throughout my house), does EFM make anything that fits this application?
I do have an old hand-fired coal stove in my basement with a large coal bin next to it. This came with our house when we bought it a year ago - I have no idea when the last time it was used. The stove is connected to a chimney. You can read an earlier post of mine where I was asking about how to use this stove in the short term, and there are some pictures. http://nepacrossroads.com/about7918.html
. I am looking at how I could best use coal to heat my house in the long term.
So, I assume I would want a "forced air" type of application. There is not currently any duct work going to the rooms from the basement, but since I have a small ranch house with a (currently) unfinished basement, I could put in duct work to the bedrooms...
Any other thoughts? Thanks in advance!