If this winter turns out to be as robust as the past summer, then we can all expect to do a good bit of shivering and shaking in the next few months. And it’s likely to cost people more to heat their homes this year. Although everyone can benefit from weatherproofing and insulation, many people are taking their cost-savings initiatives a step further—looking for alternative forms of home heating. From stoves that burn wood or corn to radiant heating that warms the home through the floor, modern technology has given rise to a wide range of new home heating options to offset the high cost of oil and gas.
THE RUSTIC WARMTH OF
WOOD-BURNING STOVES With home heating costs soaring, more homeowners are installing modern wood-burning stoves. But saving money isn’t the only reason to consider this time-honored method of heating your home. There is also an intangible quality of having a wood- burning stove as the center of your home. What could be more welcoming on a cold winter day than the warmth and glow of a crackling fire?