It seems I might be scaling back a bit... propane is cheaper than I expected. $1.299/gallon, 1000 gallon tank (no rental fee if I use 500 gallons). 800 gallons (max fill) x $1.299 = $1040+tax. I know propane prices vary, but based on this rate, it would take 2-3 years to break even if I spent $3k on a furnace and got wood for free. I am thinking I will buy a cheaper wood stove or something this year to supplement the gas heat. This way I can prep for more reliance on wood heat in the future without the pressure and added expense of NEEDING everything now. Im not very excited about this decision. but hey, I can still cut and split wood, enjoy the fire, and ease the gas usage a bit.