Wed, May 15, 2024

Wood stoves , cleaner burning a more efficient

When it comes to wood stoves, new is definitely better. An approved stove that meets or preferably exceeds EPA standards is a must.

The internal design of wood stoves has changed entirely since EPA regulation established in the late 1980's. The EPA's mandatory smoke emission limit for wood stoves is currently 7.5 grams of smoke per hour however many newer wood stoves have certified emissions in the 1 to 4 g/h range.

Investing in a new stove has other benefits as well. Burning1/3 less wood for the same heat saves money, fuel, time and resources. These new stoves are 50% energy more efficient than non EPA stoves and produce 70% less outdoor particle pollution.

Clean burning EPA stoves cuts creosote build-up in chimneys that helps reduce the risk of fire and reduces indoor and outdoor wood smoke pollution.

Author: Copperfield Chimney Supply
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