Older, inefficient wood burners, wet wood and poor wood burning technique can lead to high levels of fine particle air pollution during winter in some areas of our region.

Clean air and warm homes benefits everyone’s health. That's why we are encouraging the use of ENERGY STAR® qualified heat pumps or modern ultra-low emission burners that emit less smoke than older, more polluting burners. Plus we are encouraging everyone to adopt better burning practices so they get the cleanest heat out of their wood burners by learning to burn smoke free.

Updated March 1, 2022 at 11:10 AM

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