Understanding EPA Certified Wood Stoves and Heating Appliances
EPA Certified Wood Stoves and Heating Appliances
1. An EPA certified wood stove or wood heating appliance has been independently tested by an accredited laboratory to meet a particulate emissions limit of 7.5* grams per hour for non-catalytic wood stoves and 4.1* grams per hour for catalytic wood stoves.
2. An EPA certified wood stove can be identified by a temporary paper label attached to the front of the wood stove and a permanent metal label affixed to the back or side of the wood stove
Example of a permanent label attached to the back of a wood stove:
Examples of temporary labels for certified stoves
Link to the Alliance for Green Heat website (has reviews on wood and pellet stoves)
“This Old House” online magazine has a great collection of articles on pellet stoves, by: John Morell and Katelin Hill
These high-efficiency heaters let you turn down the household thermostat while warming your rooms, providing ambience, and reducing your energy bills. Topics covered by This Old House Magazine include:
- How to Operate Your Wood Stove More Efficiently
- Wood Heat Stoves: What you need to know
- Advanced Woodstove Technology
- Wet Wood is a Waste. Burning dry wood saves money and reduces smoke.
- Split, Stack, Cover, Store: Four Simple Steps to Drying Firewood. Tips how to dry firewood for better burning.
- Wood Smoke and Asthma: Breathe Easier. Learn how wood smoke can be an asthma trigger.
- Wood Smoke and Asthma: Reduce Smoke. To help protect health and to avoid asthma triggers, consider these best burn tips.
- Wood Smoke and Asthma: Dry Firewood. Learn how dry firewood helps avoid asthma triggers.