Hey all... Well the title might be somewhat of a 'misnomer' but don't know what else you would call it. Talking with a 'heating guy' originally from the "middle part of the country" (think like southern NJ or northern MD) I heard of a rather interesting idea. He told me that in that region (cold in the winter but not all that cold) that some folks had forced hot water (hydronic baseboard) style heat...powered by a conventional hot water heater. Anyone out there have 'this style of heat'??? What got my curiousity going was the potential application...here in the 'Northeast' for heating in the "spring and fall months" when you need to "take the chill off". When I bought my house (which has FHW hydronic heat...primarilly off the oil burner) and heating oil was $.68 a gallon...I probably wouldn't have given it a second glance...but roll forward to $2.50+ a gallon and thought "becomes cheap". Think there might be some potential $$$ savings here to cut back on oil consumption??? Not that far fetched when you consider the majority of "heat pump" systems have electric resistance heaters built in as "backup".