Across North America, government officials and community leaders have begun to discover a cost-effective new clean air solution that reduces excess smoke from old wood stoves and has a real impact on the lives of citizens by improving neighborhood air quality.
The issue is simple. Pre-1992 wood stoves have limited controls on smoke emissions. In contrast, today’s modern stoves cut emissions by over 70 percent. In areas where there is a concentration of these older stoves and where conditions are right, smoke from these dirty stoves can cause an air quality problem.
The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) – in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), local governments and industry partners – supports the Wood Stove Changeout Program. This innovative program helps communities reduce emissions by providing consumers with incentives to remove old, dirty-burning wood stoves or wood heating appliances, and replace them with clean, efficient new heating appliances.