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What You Can Do

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

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Homeowner Assistance Programs

Buying the Right Wood Stove

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

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