I live in Virginia. I own a 3,000 sq ft home and a 1600 sq ft shop.
My house has a crawl space and I had a wood burning stove in the basement of my previous house and swore I would never do that again...too much dust and dirt even in the basement. However, the heat is just great.
I am considering an outdoor type furnace but I have no clue where to start. I have an out building (old smokehouse) about 50 feet from my house. I could use it for a wood/coal furnace. After reading this forum it appears I can place a boiler(?) in my old smokehouse, add a chimney and I will be good to go. Is that correct? If so what would be the best units to check into for this application.
We currently have a heatpump with electric furnace. This may sound very stupid, however, how do I get the heat from my boiler to my house and workshop?
Thank you and sorry for all the questions.