Electric Baseboard heaters are OK my neighbors house heats with those but he had to upgrade his breaker panel and upgrade to a 200 amp service.His house is roughly 2600 sq ft.He spent $3200 for heat but had the thermostat set at 67F.His house is not very well insulated.
Oil prices are all over the place.IMO I would go with Natural Gas vs Oil.It's roughly 25% cheaper than Oil.
If it was my place I would go with a Wood fired Boiler.You shouldn't burn any more than 10 cord of wood and wood is selling around here for $125 a cord.Total of $1250 a year.If you are able to keep feeding the fire wood is the way to go.
1300 sq ft would be easy to heat with a Pellet stove.And even cheaper than Wood heat.Thing is with a pellet stove is that once the auger motor or control goes you will be without heat and it takes time to get the parts.
We heat with one of those small box shaped Suburban wood heaters with the optional blower.The house is around 1100 sq ft and very very well insulated house with some rather drafty 100 year old single pane windows.We burn 8-10 cord depending on how cold it is and I keep it pretty toasty all winter.between 72 and 80f even when it was -20 outside last winter.
Edited by EricFromPa, January 25, 2015 - 09:41 PM.