Oil heat? I imagine that can get pretty pricey in your locale? At least it’s not as high as it was just a few years ago. I had the propane tank (which is used to heat the old house down the hill from us) half filled last year, and it cost about $250. We didn’t use it all, but we don’t spend a lot of time in it.
Wow, 6-8 cords, that’s a lot of log-splittin’!
I think when I helped my BIL the last time, we stacked about two cord, and they didn’t use it all last winter, but it was a pretty mild one. Like I said they just use it for their fireplace, they use propane for their usual heating.
My wife wants us to put in a wood burning stove in the old house since we got here, but I’ve been reluctant to do it. Lots of work putting one in, especially if we’re not going to live there. But, it might be nice to have a warm place to go to if the power goes out in our present all-electric home.
I considered a wood boiler when we first moved here, but that has been kinda pushed to the wayside as well.