I just installed a jotul woodburning stove in by basement and am conducting the break-in fires as I type.
I also bought 3 tons of bio-bricks to burn in it. These are bricks of manufactured firewood made from the sawdust of milled wood with no additives/chemicals added to it. They are claimed to be enviro freindly due to the fact they dont cut trees to make them. Just take the remains of milled wood that would otherwise be thrown out.
This stove ended up costing a bit more than I thought after I also purchased a chimney liner, fuel, and paid an installer to set it up but thought of not hearing my furnace turn on every 1/2 hour will indeed be a sweet sound of slience. Living in New England can mean some pretty cold days and nights where lots of heat is necessary.
Anyway, I was wondering if dopers are planning on changing their heating methods this year due to the prices of oil, foreign relations, etc. and what those methods might be.