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More Convenient to UseAdvanced-combustion wood-burning units produce a more stable fire, so you spend less time fiddling with the controls. Remember the most important rule: Never let the fire smoulder. As long as there is solid wood in the firebox, there should be active flames. Without flames, smoke will escape unburned, reducing efficiency and increasing pollution. With advanced systems, you can achieve a reliable overnight burn while maintaining flaming combustion and still have enough charcoal in the morning to kindle a new fire.
Wood Stove Exchange Program
The Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society in partnership with the BC Lung Association and the Ministry of Health will be offering a wood stove exchange program. This program provides a financial incentive for owners of inefficient, older wood stoves to trade them in for a modern, efficient and clean burning new one. An educational workshop will be offered that will teach participants how to get the most btu's out of their wood, through proper wood drying techniques and wood stove use. This workshop will be free for all participants. For more information, contact:
Wood Stove Exchange Director
Participating Woodstove Exchange Program Vendors
- Cozy Homes - Colleen 4349 Sunshine Coast Hwy Wilson Ck, BC V0N 3A1 604-885-4884
- Thomas Heating - Dana 1081 Seamount Way 604-886-7111
- Home Hardward - Gibsons & Sechelt 921 Gibsons Way, P.O. Box 1039. Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0 - 5484 Trail Avenue Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 (Dan) 604-886-2442 604-885-9828
- Sechelt Fireplace - Tiffany 5654 Wharf Street Sechelt 604-885-7171
- Home Hardware Lumber Yard 5630 Wharf Road, Box 1700. Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 604 885-5818
- Steve Christian Contracting 604-885-7167
- Clean Sweep 10116 Sunshine Coast Hwy Halfmoon Bay, BC V0N 1Y2 604-885-1938
From our blog
- Air pollution ‘still harming Europeans’ health’
- Clean Air Society August 2013 Newsletter
- 10 Easy Steps for Clean Air Day
- April Newsletter and update
- Clean Air - Smells Good to Me
- A proper burning wood stove will have little to no smoke coming out the chimney
- Burn It Smart workshop is sure to bring a breath of fresh air
- The 2011 Wood Stove Exchange program promoted with a Billboard!
- ‘Black carbon’ key to tackling climate threat: UN report
- FREE Burn It Smart Workshop
- The Great Sunshine Coast Wood Stove Exchange Program is back!
- The Wood Stove Exchange Program Update:
- Guidelines for Efficient use of Wood-Burning Appliances
- Removing one ton of black carbon will have the same effect as removing 2,000 to 3,000 tons of CO2
- Clean Air Day Success!
- Montreal moves to snuff out wood stoves
- Drop in U.S. air pollution linked to longer lifespans
- Black Carbon Pollution Emerges As Major Player In Global Warming
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News on this topic from around North America
- Think fire safety during winter heating months
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 04:50:00 -0800 With the bitter cold such as the area experienced in recent days, heating your home could potentially end in disaster if proper maintenance and safety principals are not practiced. Fire officials say weekly inspections and routine cleaning are essential.
- Takoma Park nonprofit brings wood stove competition to the national mall -- Gazette.Net
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:21:37 -0800 Fourteen wood stoves burned hot during the first Wood Stove Decathlon held recently on the National Mall, but virtually no smoke rose from their chimneys.
- ‘More dangerous on a dose-by-dose basis than cigarette smoke’: Concerns about wood-stove smoke prompt state review
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 03:36:42 -0800 Gary Asselin feeds a log into a high-efficiency wood-burning Jotul stove at his Auburn store, Fireside Stove Shop. The federal Environmental Protection Agency is tightening standards for wood-stove emissions. Changes are expected next year.
- Stricter burn bans issued in Puget Sound region
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:39:28 -0800 With a stagnant weather pattern and air pollution rising, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a series of burn bans.
- Jotul North America and North American Dealers Cut Wood Stove Emissions by 87% With Changeout Program
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:36:07 -0800 $14,500 Donated to American Lung Association Through National Woodstove Changeout
- Be prepared for colder temperature with these tips
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:24:28 -0800 With the potential of severe weather in the Borderland the next few days, it is important to remember the following tips. These tips were provided by the Texas Department of Transportation and The Las Cruces Police Department. Winter Driving Safety Tips â¢ Reduce speed. ...
- Winning Wood Stove Designs Announced
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:11:51 -0800 The Wood Stove Decathlon anointed winners this week in a competition aimed at sparking new ideas for an age-old heating method.
- Vt. company wins contest for clean-burning wood stove
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:34:42 -0800 WASHINGTON - Only blocks away, the Energy Department manages the search for quarks and NASA scours the heavens for Earth-like planets. But inside a big white tent on the National Mall, the focus is on something simpler: oak, ash and elm, and how to make them heat a house with as little pollution as possible.
- Contest aims for a cleaner-burning wood stove
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:32:47 -0800 WASHINGTON - Only blocks away, the Energy Department manages the search for quarks and NASA scours the heavens for Earth-like planets. But inside a big white tent on the National Mall, the focus is on something simpler: oak, ash and elm, and how to make them heat a house with as little pollution as possible.
- Wood stove Contest Seeks to Fire High-Tech Solutions For Smoke
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:03:25 -0800 Lighting a fire might be the oldest method of heating, but it's not the cleanest. A competition seeks to spur innovation for efficient, low-emission, affordable wood stoves.
- County OKs sole-source stove ordinance
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:45:42 -0800 Lincoln County commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved an ordinance that will allow homeowners whose sole source of heat is a stick wood-burning stove to use that even during alerts, the most-restrictive air-quality period.