Stove Type Benefits

New EPA-certified wood stoves

Produce very little visible smoke (only 2-7 grams of particle pollution per hour), generate minimal ash and require less firewood. They can be sized to heat a room or even an entire home.

Pellet stoves

Burn a renewable fuel made of ground, dried wood and other wastes compressed into pellets. Buying the fuel in 40-pound bags eliminates the need to haul, split and stack wood. They are some of the cleanest-burning heating appliances and deliver high efficiency. Most pellet stoves do not require EPA certification because of the small amount of pollutants they release. Unlike wood stoves and fireplaces, most pellet stoves need electricity to operate and can be easily vented through a wall.

Gas stoves

Burn either natural gas or propane and emit very little pollution. They require little maintenance and can be installed almost anywhere. They are usually vented through existing chimneys or through walls behind the stove. They are a good option for efficient zone heating