Down East 2013 ©
Oil prices today on the East Coast are $3.97 on average. Ten years ago this week, it was priced at $1.19 a gallon. With that significant rise in price Maine residents have been looking for a cheaper way to hear their home. They found wood burning stoves. Usage has nearly doubled in Maine since 2000. Maine is now one of the top wood-burning states per capita. Today around 12 percent of Mainers use it as their primary heating source, just below Vermont at 15 percent.