We need to think about a backup heating source for our basement. We have an oil boiler now and if we loose power (and often do) for a spell, I'm afraid that all the pipes in our basement will freeze. I think that the choice will be between a wood stove and a gas stove. The wood stove would need a new chimney (through basement ceiling main floor and crawlspace attic and the gas stove would involve the installation of a gas tank/line as we have no other gas. Can anyone make a strong argument either for or against either of these?