living in a rural area of texas the electric will go out fairly often in winter thus making our electric heat useless. So we are debating whether to go a free standing wood stove or a larger vented propane heater.
We have 40 acres of woods BUT that stuff has to be cut. hauled and split then the heater and pipe has to be cleaned fairly often
Our house has propane but only for the stove but could be easily plumbed for and additional propane connection. Think gas last we got it was $2.75 gal.
Seems to be pros and cons to whichever one we go with but from a professional standpoint which do you guys think would be the best bang for the buck and the cheapest to use?
House is well insulated (r19 walls, r60 ceiling, and tight construction) 1550 sq ft, single story, slab construction. double pane windows, hardi siding.
We are not looking for the alternate heat to heat the entire house but a 18 x30 living area that we would live in while the electric was out. So what do you guys think? Best to go wood heat or propane?