After 2 weeks of reading, I am now a member. I have already learned a great deal. However, I am also no closer to deciding which system is the the best for my application. Sitting here watching a noreaster take hold, 7 degrees outside, listening to the furnace run and down to an eighth of a tank of oil, I know only one thing, I'm sick of giving all my money to the oil company. 9 days before christmas and another 600+ bucks to some fat oil baron somewhere. There. I got that off my chest. We live in a log home built 2 years ago. 1800 square feet, Baseboard heat, tankless dhw, Half of the basement is finished, so there is no room for storage. Built a small 8X10 shed this summer. Only allowed 1 outbuilding as far as the covenants are concerned. Thats not to say I cant add on to the shed or park a boiler next to it (ie Gasifire) Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.