Reduce Emissions

Wood Stove Exchange Rebate Program for Golden Extended for 2017

The Golden and District Air Quality Committee is offering air quality rebates to residents of the Town of Golden and CSRD Area A to off-set the purchase of an EPA/CSA approved wood stove, or another less polluting heating appliance, to replace an old, inefficient wood stove.  Funding is provided by the Provincial Wood Stove Exchange […]

Wood Stoves and Your Health

The BC Lung Association provides information about the health effects of heating with wood. Especially if we let our wood stoves smoke and smoulder, the air pollution created can harm us inside our homes and harm others in the neighbourhood. Residential wood smoke is caused by homeowners when they burn wood through fireplaces, wood stoves, […]

Firewood Tips for Cleaner Air

Make sure your firewood is dry this season! The sooner you get your wood in, the better chance you have of making sure it is adequately dry before you burn it this winter. Firewood requires at least 6 months of curing under dry conditions to be ready to burn. Wood should have less than 20% moisture content when it […]

Wood Stoves Must be Burned as Cleanly as Possible

Smoke from wood stoves is air pollution that can lead to serious health effects for many Golden residents. Remember that if you are operating an older, inefficient wood stove that emits visible smoke, you are likely burning much more wood than necessary to heat your home. Smoke is essentially unburned and wasted fuel. Smoke represents an […]

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