An official website of the United States government.

We've made some changes to If the information you are looking for is not here, you may be able to find it on the EPA Web Archive or the January 19, 2017 Web Snapshot.

Burn Wise

Your Old Wood Stove's Dirty Little Secret

Old wood stoves are dirty, smoky and inefficient, especially those manufactured before 1990. They waste firewood, pollute the air in your neighborhood and home, and can create soot inside your home.  This brochure explains how replacing older wood stoves can save consumer's money, increase safety, reduce air pollution and protect personal health.

You may need a PDF reader to view files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.