- Wood Heating
Healthy Options for Wood Heat
Choices you make about how you heat your home make a difference - to your health, to the quality of air you breathe, and to the quality of life in the neighborhood you live in. Here are some resources to help you make the decision that's best for you, your family and your community.
Check the area's air quality burn ban status, learn more about air quality burn ban protocols, and sign up to receive air quality burn ban notifications.
Find important information about wood burning stove use.
Decisions you make about how you heat your home make a difference for air quality, your health, and the health of your neighbors. Different fuel choices come with an array of environmental, economic, and health considerations.
Smoke & Your Health
Our long-term vision is for all people to benefit from clean healthy air all the time, everywhere. To achieve this, we target the largest sources of the most harmful pollutants in our region to protect public health.
Wood Smoke & COVID-19
If you have or are recovering from COVID-19, you may be at an increased risk of health effects from exposure to wood smoke due to COVID-19’s impact on heart and or lung function.
Wood Burning & the Law
If you choose to heat with wood, follow these guidelines to help maximize energy output and minimize pollution.
Wood Stove Program
Offered in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. If you have an old or uncertified wood burn device, you may qualify for our Wood Stove Program. Learn more below about our current offering, if you live in an eligible program area, and what devices qualify.
Tacoma-Pierce Stove Rule
As of October 1, 2015, it is illegal to purchase or operate an uncertified wood stove in the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone. The rule requires any wood stove that is not EPA certified to be removed and recycled, or rendered inoperable.
Check out home heating and insulation rebates, and weatherization assistance, from your local utility. Upgrading your home for energy efficiency benefits both local air quality and your wallet.
File a Complaint
Clean air is healthy air and healthy air is vital to all of our health and well-being. If you notice an air quality problem in your community please submit a complaint online.