I’ve been successful of not cutting wood for a few years now. My buddy has been cutting wood off my homestead and selling it to support his Christmas and Hobby funds. By necessity I had to cut up this red oak that fell over my driveway during an August storm. It was a “Y” tree and the other half remains standing. I now have enough wood to boil Maple Sap in February.
Started the boiler last night. Up to temperature. Shut off the gas. Our furnace has not really been running a ton. This is likely the latest I have fired it up. It was just idling along this morning. Temp at full reading where the blowers are not on to stoke the fire. Still some smoke coming out with no clue for heat. I'm going to need to turn on the shop heater to pull some of the heat out of the boiler. Otherwise it may burn out with no call for heat.
On the flip side we will now have our heat in the shop (which probably hasn't been much below 50 anyway.) We will also have our hot water heater taking the rest of the winter off and saving on electricity.