Can it be that time of year already? Sadly enough, I believe it is. Temperatures have been hovering in the 50's for the past few days here in Traverse City. This upcoming week looks promising with temps forecasted for the 60's (insert happy dance). This past weekend however, I caved and fired up the ole pellet stove to take the fall chill out of the house. Our pellet stove tends to be our primary heat stove during the colder months of the year. We also have a furnace that runs on propane that we use as our secondary heat source when the temperatures drops low enough that the pellet stove just can't keep up. In our more rural areas this is not uncommon to see in homes. Most homes will have propane furnaces with a backup of either a wood stove (either indoor or outdoor) or a pellet stove. More urban areas run their furnaces off of Natural Gas or electric heat sources. Newer homes on the market are turning to alternative heating options such as geothermal heat.
I'm curious to hear from all of you out there as to what tend to you use to heat your home primarily with. Have you turned on your furnaces yet this season?