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Wood Burning Best Practices

Scientific and medical research proves that wood smoke contains toxic chemicals that are harmful to human health. Moreover, burning wood is no longer the most efficient way to heat your home, thanks to the invention and rise in popularity of high-efficiency home-heating systems. 


If you still heat your home with wood, following proper burning practices will help you use less wood, save money and prevent excessive smoke so that everyone can enjoy better health.  

Highly visible smoke from your chimney is a sign that you may be operating your stove incorrectly. Watch these wood burning videos for great advice on getting the most out of your wood burning appliance!  


The 5 Rules to Follow for Efficient Fires




How to Buy, Split and Store Wood



Also you can print and follow the Wood Burning Best Practices to dry firewood.

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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