Keep Warm This Winter on Red Air Quality Days by Burning Wood with EPA Wood Stoves from Home and Hearth Outfitters

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On cold winter days, it is now economically friendly – even on Red Pollution Advisory Days, to burn wood with EPA wood burning stoves from Home and Hearth Outfitters. The freestanding wood stoves Denver based Home and Hearth Outfitters, offers are clean burning with little impact on the environment – so little in fact that these are EPA approved wood burning stoves.

EPA Approved Fireplaces in Denver and Vail

Folks are pleasantly surprised when they find out that they can burn wood on Red No Burn days. Especially when they realize how environmentally responsible it is.

In Denver, winter days can be very trying on the air quality of the city. The main problem is in relation to unsafe levels of carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter (PM) in the air. In response to this, the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regularly issue EPA Red Days in an attempt to reduce pollution. However, many homeowners are not aware that the EPA-certified wood stoves available at Home and Hearth Outfitters do not readily contribute to the pollution problem and as such, are approved for use on these high risk Red Days. Home and Hearth Outfitters, with locations in Vail and Denver, announces to homeowners that there is a feasible solution to the dilemma of finding a reliable source of heat that doesn’t pollute the environment or break the bank.

EPA certified wood stoves at Home and Hearth Outfitters are more efficient and safe than ever and don’t require any compromises by the user. These stoves produce basically zero smoke, require less firewood than their traditional counterparts, and produce a minimum amount of ash for a safe, energy efficient fireplace option that is able to be used any day of the year regardless of the air quality. Traditional, older wood burning fireplaces emit 15 to 30 grams of smoke each hour; Home and Hearth Outfitters offers Denver wood burning stoves that are EPA approved units which emit only 2 to 7 grams of smoke per hour.

What exactly is an EPA wood stove? It is a wood stove or wood-heating appliance that passes rigorous testing in an EPA accredited laboratory for certain green emissions guidelines as specified by the EPA. These guidelines include maintaining emissions of a minimum of 7.5 grams per hour (for noncatalytic wood stoves) and 4.1 grams per hour (for catalytic wood stoves.) All wood stoves that claim to adhere to the New Source Performance Standard for New Residential Wood Heaters under the Clean Air Act must meet these guidelines. Thus, all wood burning appliance and stoves available from Home and Hearth Outfitters in Denver and Vail do indeed meet these guidelines and bear the certified EPA sticker on the back of the units.

“Folks are pleasantly surprised when they find out that they can burn wood on Red No Burn days. Especially when they realize how environmentally responsible it is.” says Pete Dines, owner of Home and Hearth Outfitters.

If you need an additional reason to purchase a Home and Hearth Outfitters Denver wood burning stove, consider the tax credit offered by the US government for owning an EPA-certified wood stove. Through December 31, 2010 Home and Hearth Outfitters is offering a $1500 tax credit (or 30%, whichever is less) toward the purchase of an EPA approved wood stove. These attractive tax credits from the purchase of green EPA wood stove units are an efficient way to save money and stay warm during cold Colorado winters.

About Home and Hearth Outfitters

Since 1992, Home and Hearth Outfitters has been providing Colorado with environmentally friendly yet fashionable fireplaces. In Vail and Denver fireplace inserts, grill pieces and much more are featured in expansive fireplace showrooms. Home and Hearth Outfitters strives to provide Coloradans with quality, innovative hearth and kitchen appliance products that create an elegant, cozy home setting that is also socially responsible.

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