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Home Heating Choices

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So, last night made me think.

It was very cold outside.

Our propane service said they would be coming to fill our tanks this week - and it looks like they did NOT because we ran out of propane on the coldest night of the winter.

We are in North Carolina - so it does not normally get this cold, but I am guessing it was around 11 degrees.

I pulled out two space heaters, that I thought would do the trick - until THE POWER WENT OUT.

We were stuck using the fireplace, which everyone knows is not energy efficient. Most of the heat went up the chimney... it did help a little... but not much.

I was told, that our chimney pipe cannot handle a wood burning stove... when it was put in, it was hooked up to propane... I had it switched over so we could burn wood.

I am tired of dealing with the propane company. What are your experiences with home heating, and what do you suggest?
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I would like to check to see how expensive replacing our existing chimney would cost... I am sure it would be a pretty penny. :rolleyes: However, it could be worth it if we do not have to pay for propane anymore.... we have quite a bit of wood, we even use it in our fireplace - however - like I said before, half of the heat goes right up the chimney.
Does anyone have any information about the wood burning units that go outside your home and the heat blows into your home through ducts? A few years ago I remember seeing advertisements for them - but do not know what they are called?
I have a guy that will be coming over to look at our chimney this week... I think that's our best bet. :)
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