How can you mix wood heat and electric heat to save money and increase comfort?
Like everyone else in Oregon, I have a wood stove. I have an endless supply of free wood, too, thanks to Starker Forests’ good neighbor policy (they adjoin my farm on two sides). I also have old electric baseboard heaters, installed by a previous owner.
So I have wood heat supplemented by electric heat (or maybe the other way around). How does one go about getting the most mileage out of this?
Use a Digital Thermostat for the Electric Heater
Digital thermostats have much better temperature regulation that mechanical ones. This is important for two reasons: