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Burn Wisely

Best practices for burning in fireplaces and stoves. Consider upgrading to an EPA-certified stove.

Burn dry wood

Burn only dry, well-seasoned wood that has been split properly. Properly seasoned wood is darker, has cracks in the end grain, and sounds hollow when smacked against another piece of wood.

EPA Burn Wisely

Best Practices for Burning

A properly installed, correctly used wood-burning appliance should be smoke free. If you see or smell smoke that means you may have a problem.

Upgrade your wood stove

Did you know?

"Just 20 old non-EPA-certified wood stoves can emit more than 1 ton of fine particles into your area during the cold months of the year."


Consider upgrading to an EPA-certified wood-burning stove. You may even qualify for a federal tax-credit.