The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) is working with one of its regional operations, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, to send Fairbanks residents a postcard survey to collect information on home heating use in the area. The survey is confidential, and this year’s survey results will be compared with those of past years to help assess changes in heating practices that may have resulted from the drop in heating oil prices.
ADEC notes that previous results from heating surveys have been an important part of determining the overall picture of home heating habits in the borough, monitoring trends, and verifying projections for air quality planning. For more information on air quality in Alaska, click here. [Miller]