supplemental coal furnace?
Considering installing a coal/wood furnace in basement to supplement my 2800 sq.ft. house's baseboard hot water, oil-fired system. (natural gas not available).
At approx. $200 per ton delivered, I feel that anthracite coal would provide the most economical, efficient heat vs wood. In my experience, heating with coal requires less work than wood. Plus, I could tie the furnace directly into the hot water baseboard system.
Any input would be appreciated.
(BTW, at 68 years of age, I can't believe that outrageous oil prices are actually forcing me to revert to the coal-stoking days of my youth!)