Is your wood stove EPA-certified?
During a Stage 1 burn ban (Yellow) only EPA-certified devices may be used, therefore, it's important to find out if your device is EPA-certified or not.
- If your wood stove (free-standing or insert) was manufactured prior to 1993, it probably is not EPA-certified. If it was manufactured in 1993 or later there should be a label on your device indicating EPA certification. This can only be done at the manufacturer level. If there is no label present, the device has not been tested for emissions levels in an approved laboratory setting, and therefore is not EPA-certified.
- The Washington State Department of Ecology maintains a list of wood burning stoves/inserts that are EPA-certified and a list of fireplaces that meet EPA standards.
- Below is an example of a label that can be found on woodstoves that are EPA-certified. Sometimes the labels are on the back of the stoves.