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Firewood, wood stoves, and chainsaws see prices increase as homeowners look for alternatives to gas, electric heating this winter

Rising fuel costs mean its a good time to be in the fire wood business. Or wood stove business. Or even in the chainsaw business.

Whether it’s wood stoves, chainsaws, or fire wood – consumers across the U.S. and New York are stocking up their own way to prepare for a very expensive winter.

State officials and energy providers alike have been saying for months that home heating costs this winter are going to be high.

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While sellers are trying to maintain prices, even those items are seeing increases in cost. For example, the cost of pre-cut firewood has increased around 20% on average.

However, compared to the several hundred dollars consumers are forecast to spend beyond current levels to heat their homes the old fashioned way this winter – it’s a smaller price to pay.

Wood stoves have also increased in cost. While they were quite affordable before the pandemic, they cost thousands to purchase in the current economy.

So while there could be some money saved for folks who already have the infrastructure in place – heating homes by wood stove may not be viable for everyone, much less cost effective.



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