Times change just like anything else. House is about 20 years old and oil wasn't an issue then. Since it has exceeded $4.00 per gallon it is quite hard to come up with that. Are you suggesting that I move? Think I'll try this option first. Seems to be working so far. And everything is not always what it seems. Just because the house is big doesn't mean I'm rich, just means I got a good deal in right place, right time. Why should I piss my money away on something I don't even see(heat). Especially when there are alternative things I can do to save a buck.