Old Wood Stoves are Dusty, Smoky and Inefficient.

Old Wood Stoves are Dusty, Smoky and Inefficient

Wood stoves manufactured before 1990 are inefficient. They waste firewood, pollute the air in your neighborhood and home, and create dust inside your home.

Smoky Stoves Affect Your Health

Small particles in wood smoke are unhealthy for you and your family. Even occasional exposure to wood smoke can cause watery eyes, stuffy noses, and chest tightness. Anyone may experience these symptoms, but children, older adults, and people with asthma or heart disease are especially vulnerable. Particles can trigger asthma attacks and have been linked to heart attacks in people with heart disease.

Is your stove old? Stoves with solid metal doors are generally older and should be replaced and disposed of properly. 


Replace with New Technology

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends replacing old wood stoves with modern heating appliances. This can reduce smoke and dust, as well as cut heating expenses. Making the switch can also help make your home healthier and safer. There are many cleaner-burning options, ranging from gas to high-tech wood stoves certified by EPA. 

New stoves are available in many sizes and styles. Look for the EPA label on the back that indicates it is certified. 

Download the brochure

from www.epa.gov/burnwise