Wood Stove/Particulate Matter Information


Burnwise AK

Using a renewable resource for energy makes sense. Firewood is abundant in many parts of Alaska and woodstoves seem to be the coziest, most independent way to stay warm. Unfortunately, woodstoves emit significantly more pollutants than oil fired furnaces - generally 30 to 250 times more particulates and up to 1000 times more Carbon Monoxide on a heat equivalent basis.

There is concern about wintertime particulate levels and their adverse effect on air quality. Properly operating your woodstove will help the air quality for all.

The following pamphlets will help you operate your woodstove safely and efficiently:

DEC Woodstove Pamphlet image DEC Catalytic Woodstove pamphlet image DEC Non-catalytic woodstove pamphlet image

Woodstoves

Web version

Print version

Catalytic Woodstoves

Web version

Print version

Non-Catalytic Woodstoves

Web version

Print version

Burn Wood Wisely

Brochure

 

Call, write, email, or stop by your nearest DEC office to request copies of the pamphlets:

Juneau

ADEC - Air Quality
410 Willoughby Ave., Ste 303
Juneau, AK 99801

907-465-5105

Anchorage

ADEC - Air Quality
555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

907-269-7579

Fairbanks

ADEC - Air Quality
610 University Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709

907-451-2167

DEC has available three woodstove information television spots. They are each about 1 MB in size and are not suitable for dial-in Internet customers. If the spots do not view properly, you may need to update your viewer. These videos will open in a new window:

Buying an EPA Certified Woodstove brochure as described in the woodstove pamphlets.

Visit EPA's website for a current list of EPA-certified woodstoves and other information about clean-burning woodstoves and fireplaces: http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/

For additional information about particulate pollution, see: https://www.epa.gov/pm-pollution/

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