Woodstove Exchange

Recent Air Quality Data in Golden February 3 to 9, 2017

Last week the cold weather continued and many of us in Golden were keeping our wood stoves stoked up to keep warm. Unfortunately, excessive smoke affected air quality. The monitoring station at the hospital registered levels of fine particulates that were well above provincial objectives on four days last week. This presents a hazard to […]

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 […]

3 Simple Tips to Reduce Wood Smoke

Newer and more efficient wood burning appliances can burn much more cleanly with virtually no visible smoke.   However if your new stove still smokes, something can be done.       To limit air pollution:   1.   Only dry firewood must be burned in a wood stove. Firewood should contain less than 20% […]

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 […]

My Wood Stove Exchange Program Experience

“It pays to exchange your old stove for an efficient new model” A beautiful new stove that burns very efficiently and cleanly Annette Luttermann – Wood stove exchange program participant and Golden Resident “We purchased a home in Golden that had a big old wood burning stove/furnace in the basement. A local fire wood supplier told […]

Fire The Smoke

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Burn It Smart

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