An interesting article today on home heating trends in our fair state, with the upshot being that wood is on the rise and oil on the decline. Huzzah! There’s also some interesting history in the article– for example, that before WWII the majority of Maine homes were heated with wood. One thing I’ll have to disagree with, though. The author states that “Decades ago, Mainers were more willing and able to lug cordwood. That ability may be diminishing with the state’s aging population.” In my observation, the older the Mainer, the more likely he (or she) is to be burning wood. It’s more about the “willing”, and less about the “ability”. The old-timers were a whole lot tougher than the new-timers, I think.
Maine Heating Trends