OK, spent our first winter in BG, and the old petchka in the lounge kept the whole house toasty warm, no probs, except that it has made the whole house really grubby and dirty. Walls are all about 10 shades darker which look horrible, so have spent the last week decorating all through the house. Surely this cant be what the Bulgarians do every single spring, decorate the house from top to bottom.
So, question is, what other kinds of fuel can I use that will heat the house as good as a petchka, but not make it as dirty as the wood burning stove does. I love my house here in BG, but long to have the 'clean warmth of good old gas central heating'. Cant afford to fit a whole new system of 'whatever', but would welcome other peoples views on getting winter warmth without the dirt of the wood burner.
If anyone has gone down the route of using Electric storage heaters over here this last winter, I would like to hear from you about how they worked, if they were efficient enough, and what your bill was like for the winter quater. Reason Im asking is that many years ago in UK I had 2 big storage heaters to heat the whole house and I loved them, so warm and to be honest, not too bad on electric to considering.