My wife and I live in a house where there are two separate heating sources.
During the winter months, we use the gas furnace and the fireplace.
My wife and I love the smell of wood burning in the fireplace, but it doesn’t provide enough heat on its own to make the entire house warm. My wife and I bought our home with the gas furnace already installed. When we decided to update the heating system, we continued using a gas powered furnace. My wife and I have been using a gas powered furnace for a total of 12 years. We always have to fill the furnace 3 times during winter. if we don’t fill the tank the third time, we always run out of fuel before the end of the season. My wife tried to argue with me this year when we still had six weeks left of winter and 1/4 tank of fuel remaining. I told my wife that we had to fill the tank and she told me that one quarter tank of fuel would be plenty of gas to finish the cold season. We argued for an hour and I said she was being cheap. We decided not to fill the furnace and I ended up benign right. We ran out of fuel on a weekend when the temperatures were particularly cold. I tried not to tell my wife that I was right, but it was very hard to resist. I knew we were going to need more gas for the furnace and my wife should have let me spend the money.