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Wood Heating Season is Here; What You Need To Know

SPOKANE, Wash. - The number one source of Spokane's winter air pollution comes from wood burning stoves and fireplaces and with winter right around the corner here are some tips to keep your smoke level within state opacity levels. After your wood has been burning for more than twenty minutes, experts say you should go outside and look up at your chimney. You should only see heat waves or a wisp of smoke. Washington states opacity rules limit visible smoke emissions to 20-percent.

To keep your smoke emissions down while burning this season, be sure to properly cure your wood. Split, stack and cover your wood loosely 6-12 months before you plan to burn it.

If there is more than 20% smoke coming from your chimney, you have a problem, and need to make some adjustments to get within state opacity limits.

Properly seasoned and wood will burn hotter produce less smoke and make your air healthier  indoors and out... saving *you* money all winter long.

if your planning on burning wood this winter... there is a free one hour "burn smart.. burn it safe" seminar held every Saturday starting October 23rd through November 13th. The Seminar are all from 11AM-noon at the following locations:

October 23rd @ the Fireplace Center 8119 North Division  487-5058   October 30th @ Spokane Chimney 1221 North Freya Way  244-6639   November 6th @ Spokane Fireplace and Patio 27 West Boone   326-7388   November 6th @ Falco's 9310 East Sprague 926-8911   November 13th @ Spokane Chimney 1221 North Freya Way 244-6639

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