Hey all. Sorry in advance if this is a long post. Looking for help as to what equipment might work best for heating my home. Just bought a Victorian style home, built in 1990. Decent insulation, doors, and windows. It is 2 floors, plus a finished basement. It has 2 seperate heat pumps. One located in the basement that feeds the basement and first floor, and another in the attic for the upper level. Currently has a wood stove insert in the family room and an unused thimble in the basement, opposite end from the furnace. So, all this to say I want heat my house and detached garage with wood, as effeciently as possible. I like the idea of the outdoor wood boiler, and am ready to pull the trigger on a central boiler 750. (Being in MD, my options are pretty limited). My biggest issue with this is I can't figure out how to pump hot water to the attic (30' vertical) for the upper air handler. Also haven't found anyone that will come design a system for me. I do not want to invest 15k+ on something that won't do the job. I'm not opposed to a gassifier indoor unit, but I don't know much about them. From what I read, seems like you burn them long enough to heat your stored water, then let them go out? I don't want to have to restart a fire every other day, and I would still have the issue of getting water to the attic. Indoor wood furnace would be my next option, and I may be able to pipe it into the plenum from the basement near the thimble, but it still leaves the upper floor unheated. There is a buckstove insert in the family room, but I really don't want the mess in the main living area, and it wouldn't heat the whole house. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to heat the house completly? Any HVAC or plumbers out there have suggestions on how to pump to the attic? Thanks in advance for your input.