Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Photo: Pendleton wood stove by Avalon, photo courtesy Travis IndustriesCertified Wood Stoves

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 percent cleaner than older uncertified stoves or fireplaces.

Benefits of a certified wood stove:

  • 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 percent cleaner than uncertified wood stoves and fireplaces, when used properly. See Burning Basics for more information.
  • OK 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 on the back or on top if you have a fireplace insert. If it is uncertified, click here.

For more information: