Firewood prices in the Yukon are hitting a record high of $275 per cord.
That number has some people rethinking their heating options.
However senior energy advisor at the Yukon Government's Energy Solution Centre, Jurgen Korn, said wood still makes economic sense.
Korn says firewood prices are going up more slowly than oil, propane or even electricity.
“When we track, we phone a few suppliers and find out what it is costing. So right now, the retail price is anywhere from $245 to $275. Although the price at $275 is fairly shocking, wood is the least expensive fuel source,” he said.
Korn cautions that it's important to use modern efficient wood heaters. He said tests show some wood heaters can convert as little as 20 per cent of the heat value in the wood into useable heat.