It broke twenty degrees last night which is very cool for East Texas. I have a nice stash of Pin Oak out back that I split to fire the Heat-A-Lator with. We turn the central heat on the fan setting sometimes and let the blower from the insert run hot air into the return which warms up the house quite a bit without running the heater strips on the central unit. Nothing better than a nice oak fire on a fall night with the family.... I hope everyone gets more time this year with their loved ones, here's to a great 2011 for all.