This winter, I almost decided to switch over to a wood-burning heating system instead of using a traditional furnace. My old furnace stopped working, and I knew that I was going to have to replace it before the colder weather came. However, since I had time to get the heating system ready, I had the opportunity to switch over from a furnace to any other type of heating system. One of my friends tried to convince me to use a wood-burning stove to heat my house. I even discovered that you can use the wood-burning stove to cook and heat your water for showers and baths! I began looking into the wood-burning heating system, and I discovered that the cost of this natural heating system was equivalent to the cost of the traditional furnace when it came to purchasing the wood-burning stove and installing it. However, I didn’t change my mind until I learned how expensive it would be to purchase wood. Unless you have friends who are constantly giving you wood or unless you have a wooded property where you could cut down and prepare your own wood, you will discover that wood-burning stoves are going to cost a lot more to use than a traditional furnace. You might pay 60-70 dollars for a score of wood, and this score might only last you a week or two. If you decide to switch to a traditional HVAC system, make sure that you do your research first. I decided to stick with a furnace instead of making the jump because it made more sense to me.