We set guidelines and rules for the sale, installation, and use of wood stoves and similar devices and the smoke they create. Before you burn wood for heat, check for burn bans.
We regulate the types of wood stoves and other wood burning devices allowed for sale, resale, exchange, or that are given away. They must meet federal EPA and Washington certification standards.
Use a stove that is certified in Washington, the right size for your home, and properly installed. Never install a non-certified wood stove. See below for a list of approved heating devices.
Wood smoke is one of the main sources of air pollution in Washington. Wood stoves, fireplaces, and other wood burning devices put out hundreds of times more air pollution than other sources of heat, such as natural gas or electricity.