Wood Stoves

wood stove
The smoke produced from wood stoves can reduce visibility, damage health, crops, property and the environment. Certified wood stoves burn cleaner than non-certified wood stoves; they reduce fine particles by 70 percent. Pellet stoves as well as oil or gas furnaces/stoves are even cleaner than certified stoves.

Washington County Wood Stove Exchange

Washington County is now offering rebates of $1,500-$3,500*when you replace your old wood stove for a cleaner heating device.

*Some households will qualify for a FREE replacement, based on income.

Learn more about the program and apply at www.WoodStoveExchange.com

Here are some tips to help reduce pollution from a wood stove:
  • Burn only dry wood
  • Make small, hot fires; this will minimize air pollution
  • Do not burn garbage
  • Do not burn overnight
  • Do regular inspections of your stove or fireplace to prevent fires and have the chimney cleaned to remove buildup
  • Know that dark smoke is bad
  • Keep the stove clean
  • Use your fireplace for ambiance? Consider using fire logs instead of cord wood
  • Yearly chimney cleaning is recommended to remove buildup and to check and make sure that the device is working properly


Additional information

Environmental Protection Agency Burn Wise

Washington County Wood Stove Exchange