I grew up in homes that used primarily wood heat in NC. Being the oldest girl I usually helped with the littles and other chores while my Mom/Dad and brother took care of the fire, though we all helped to stack firewood : ) Now it is my first winter in my own home with me DH and DS (5.5 mo). We put a woodstove insert in the masonry fireplace this fall and got 3 cords of wood (two hardwood logs and one pallet compressed hardwood blocks).
We live in NE and use oil-fired, forced hot water as backup (set at 50 to protect the pipes if we're away). We are going through the wood pretty fast. Just wondering how much wood other families use to heat their home in a season? I love the fire, and am the primary fire-keeper in our home. I like to keep it going almost always, anyone else?
Our wood stove can put out 79,000 BTU and heat 2000 sq ft. We have 1600 sq ft and only really heat 2/3 of it.