If you choose to heat with wood, opt for an EPA-certified wood stove or wood-burning fireplace insert. Used properly, they burn about 60% cleaner than older uncertified stoves or fireplaces.
- Efficient. Advances in technology mean newer certified stoves deliver more heat more effectively.
- Affordable. Certified wood stoves come in a range of prices to meet different needs and budgets.
- About 60% cleaner than uncertified wood stoves and fireplaces, when used properly. See Burning Basics for more information.
- Okay to use during Stage 1 burn bans.
Note: Certified wood stoves cannot be used during Stage 2 burn bans.
To find out whether a stove is EPA-certified, look for a label (GIF) on the back or on top if you have a fireplace insert.
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