Burn Your Fireplace/Woodstove Cleanly and Efficiently – On the House

Burn Your Fireplace/Woodstove Cleanly and Efficiently

By on February 8, 2014
lighting a fireplace

Air pollution doesn’t come from just heavy industries and automobiles. It’s also produced from woodsmoke during the winter months. And the amount of these pollutants emitted into the night air is even greater if your wood is burned improperly. To minimize wood smoke pollution from your fireplace or woodstove, light it correctly. Manufactured logs burn cleaner than wood logs. If you do use wood, burn only dry seasoned wood. Start a small fire using softwoods and add larger hardwood logs after the fire is going. Don’t burn garbage, glossy paper, or wood that has been painted or chemically treated. Remember, where there’s smoke, there’s a bad fire. Excess smoke is a sign your fire wasn’t lighted properly or isn’t being burned correctly.

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