My small apartment is heated with a little natural gas heater that sticks out into the living room and is vented out through the wall. We're talking some pretty outdated technology here!
Originally Posted by Mtn Mike
Pros: It keeps the apartment comfortable, even in sub-zero weather. It is funky and unusual, which gives it a certain charm. It makes a big WHOOOSH! noise when it lights, kinda cool.Since you own your house, it might make more sense to replace your oil furnace with a modern efficient natural gas furnace. I have read that they pay for themselves pretty quickly with savings in energy costs.
Cons:It takes up a lot of living space. We have to be careful not to get flammable or meltable objects near it. Some worries about carbon monoxide -- you need a detector, IMO. It makes a big WHOOOSH! noise when it lights, kinda scary.