wow! thanks for the quick reply!! Here's the scoop:
i work for a camp, and have housing provided. It is a converted farmhand cottage, so it is pretty rough, which is nice. I'm not an hvac guy so i'll describe what i have. an oil furnace with baseboards. furnace has to fire up and baseboards start "clicking" to provide heat. sorry 'bout the amateur description. furnace is in basment, and all living space is on first floor. Right now wire to thermostat is exposed, so i would not feel like I had to fish wire through wall. is it as easy as relocating thermostat to small, and very hot, bedroom, drilling a hole in the floor and connecting to furnace?