Are you using the best fuel for heating your home this winter? It can be hard to know without doing a lot of research. A pellet- or wood-burning stove might be more efficient in some areas, but then again, gas or electric might end up cheaper in the long run, especially when you consider the lesser amount of work required. How can you figure out what's best for you?
When browsing the Hearth.net site, I found a helpful calculator that helps you compare the prices of several heating choices. It lists the efficieny and cost of: wood (hardwood and softwood), wood pellets, oil, electricity, natural gas, LP gas, and coal. I'm not sure when the information was last updated, but it ought to give you a jumping off point for your research. Here's the link: Fuel Cost Comparison Calculator