Just bought a new house, will likely be moving in at the start of the year or earlier. it's advertised at 2,300 square feet, seemingly well insulated. The biggest variable here is that it is propane heat I was thinking wood first. I'm a young guy, having plethora of opportunities for wood, like doing it, have the equipment needed to do the job. Plus, I'd do most anything to save a buck. Here's what's keeping me from doing it, and maybe you can convince me otherwise: Reloading the stove: I work, all day, sometimes into the evening. I am the sole owner of the house and won't likely be getting help else wise. Roommates: Probably the biggest detriment to having wood being the primary heat. Paying customers probably won't be too fond of fluctuating temperatures or the idea of helping...not to mention the my thought of them touching my wood stove. The economic advantages are high enough, rather not deal with any other intangibles. Dry wood: I thought I had more, but I really do only have a couple cords of dry wood (soft maple). Probably another 1.5 cords of black locust cut green late spring. I want to warm my garage, so I'm thinking I'll use it for that. Am I going to be able to lean solely on a pellet/multi-fuel stove for this house? I really don't want to burn propane....Thanks!