Health & Safety

Wood heat may be an affordable, comfortable and safe option for many rural Alaska homes. The cost calculator will help determine if wood heat is the most economic option. Currently there are no wood pallet manufacturers in Alaska, so the most sustainable wood heat option here is to buy and burn firewood cut from local forests.

Wood heat safety starts with tree cutting and log splitting , moves to handling and hauling wood, continues with proper installation and maintenance of the wood burning appliance (stove or fireplace insert) and chimney, includes drying and storing firewood, and health concerns with wood heating.

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