Certified 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.
to use during Stage 1 Burn Bans.
Note: Certified wood stoves cannot be used during Stage 2 Burn Bans.
For more information:
- Wood stoves that meet Washington standards (PDF)
- Pellet stoves that meet Washington standards (PDF)
- Fireplaces that meet Washington standards (PDF)
- Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association: Wood burning fact sheet (PDF)
- Educational videos:
- A Quick Guide on How to Select a New Stove for Home Heat
- How to Operate Your Wood Stove More Efficiently
- Firewood, from the Forest to the Shed