Concerned with air quality, the borough asked folks in North Pole to use oil rather than wood for home heating.  Take a look at the article at ( and see what you think.  A major local fuel oil vendor stated that their #1 oil was 125,000 BTUs/gal and depending on the furnace/stove you may be able to utilize ~90% of those BTUs.  Working with that number  (and realizing that there can be a large difference between the insulative value of various homes) it is hard to expect that the average for 2000 square feet.  North Pole home could get by on 2.5 gallons of fuel oil a day.  For those of you on heating oil,  what do you use and pay over the course of a year?  I’d be interested to get input on what people are paying….