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Wood Burning Best Practices

Although heating with wood has been common practice for thousands of years, we now know that wood smoke contains toxic chemicals that can be harmful to your health. Children, the elderly and people with health conditions, such as asthma, may also experience severe reactions to wood smoke exposure.


If you heat with wood, following proper burning practices will help you use less wood and prevent excessive smoke. In fact, visible smoke from your chimney is a sign that you may be operating your stove incorrectly. These wood burning videos provide great advice on getting the most out of your wood burning appliance.  Also you can print and follow the Wood Burning Best Practices to dry firewood


The 5 Rules to Follow for Efficient Fires




How to Buy, Split and Store Wood



More videos: Getting the Most out of your Woodstove
You can also download the Guide to Residential Wood Heating

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Regional Air Quality Coordinator
250 469-8408

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