New Emission Standards for Wood Stoves

There has been a lot of chatter in the fireplace industry this past couple of weeks about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Residential Wood Heaters.  Although the EPA is an American Government Agency, their rules and regulations affect the wood and pellet stoves that are sold here in Canada. The biggest marketplace in North America is the USA; so when manufacturer’s are designing new products for our industry, they always design to the American standard.

From the not for profit web site, John Gulland points out the some of the highlights:

* in 5 years all new wood heaters would have to comply with a weighted average emission cap of 2.0 g/h
* between now and 2020, all new wood heaters would have to comply with the current Washington state limit of 4.5g/h
* furnaces, boilers and masonry heaters are also included under the new rule.

You can find the new rule here:
At 344 pages, it is not an easy read.
As the NSPS challenges our wood and pellet stove manufacturers, to make a products that meet this new emission standard, I am confident that they will rise to the challenge and surprise everyone along the way.

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    • Hi Kim,
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