What You Can Do About Wood Smoke

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Burning Cleanly

- Operate wood stoves efficiently

- EPA's Best Burn Practices

- Check air quality conditions before deciding to burn

- Burn small, hot fires and never let a fire smolder

- Never burn the wrong fuels, only burn dry wood or  pellet logs mixed with wood

- Follow your stove's user manual

- Have your wood stove inspected and serviced annually  by a qualified technician

Types of Wood Stoves

- Catalytic Stoves ( 4.1 grams per hour emission limit)

- Non-Catalytic Stoves ( 7.5 g/hr emission limit)

Homeowner Assistance Programs

- FNSB Change Out Program

- AHFC Energy Programs

Buying the Right Wood Stove

- DEC Woodstove Information

- EPA Burnwise Consumer Guide

- Talk to a wood stove dealer

- Select the right type and size for your home

- Check the EPA White Label on the back of each stove

-Have your new stove professionally installed


Signs Your Wood Stove Could Use Updating

- Solid doors indicating it pre-dates 1990

- Requires frequent feedings

- Smoke inside your home or leaving the chimney

- Dusty conditions in your home when burning

- Watery eyes or stuffy noses

Staff Contact:

Steven Hoke