Comment 1915

By Ted Mitchell (registered) | Posted November 06, 2006 at 22:40:17

Dear Wondering, excellent questions.

EPA certified stoves are roughly 5 times cleaner, i.e. less than 20% of the particulate matter (smoke) out the chimney. Check out Evironment Canada for more info, links from Clean Air Hamilton are here:

That is quite an improvement, but in my opinion, it is not clean enough for frequent use in the city. Perfect however for a country home with lots of wood on site and no close neighbours.

Pellet stoves are a factor of 5 again cleaner than EPA wood stoves and likely not a big problem in the city.

As for the P.S., that is puzzling isn't it? The feds seem to have downloaded regulatory responsibility to municipalities, and most have completely ignored the problem. My best sources indicate it will take a couple of years just to get Canada to adopt the US EPA standards which have been in effect there since 1990.

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