One of the most expensive part of living in the north, about 50 south of Canada is the cost of heat. In the winter we have gone down to -50 below zero. Also we sometimes have the Artic Air flowing through Canada to us. Most people in Berlin use other means to heat their homes besides oil. If the electricity goes out the furnace does not work. This is how we split 8 ft. logs into fire wood. Cody is backing up the splitter. The chainsaw is used to cut the logs into 4-5 pieces. My husband is setting up the splitter, while my son-in-law, Colin gets ready to cut the logs.