Your Heat, Your Health, Your Choice
Decisions you make about how you heat your home make a difference for air quality, your health, and the health of your neighbors. Different fuel choices come with an array of environmental, economical and health considerations.
If you are considering a wood stove or fireplace insert for your home, or upgrading your old wood stove to something that heats cleaner and more efficiently, take a few minutes to determine which device and fuel choice best fits your needs. The links below and the following video provide an overview of some of the various fuel options to help you make the best choice for your family, home or business.
Natural gas and propane
Among the cleanest choices for home heating with regard to air quality, natural gas and propane offer numerous economic, health and convenience benefits for heating your home or business.
The cleanest home-heating option, electric fireplaces provide the ambience of a wood fire without the smoke and hassle.
Pellet fuel is a biomass product made of renewable substances – typically recycled wood waste. Clean-burning pellet stoves are an efficient and affordable alternative to wood-burning.
Certified wood stoves
If you choose to heat with wood, opt for an EPA-certified wood stove or wood-burning fireplace insert. They burn about 60 percent cleaner than older uncertified stoves or fireplaces.