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How to Light an EPA Wood Stove and Operate Your Stove Efficiently

EPA Wood Stoves – Owners Guide

Modern EPA certified wood stoves are 70% more efficient than old wood stoves and use 1/3rd of the wood, all the more reason why it’s worth keeping up with the latest best practices:

How To Buy, Split & Store Wood
5 Rules for an Efficient Fire
How to Burn a Catalytic Stove
How To Burn a Non-Catalytic Stove
Safety & Maintenance

HPBA (Hearth Patio and Barbecue Education Foundation) have compiled easy-to-follow video’s for each aspect of owning and operating an EPA wood stove. To save time simply skip to the one that interests you the most.

Introduction to Wood Stoves

Provides basic information about your wood stove such as if it is EPA certified and whether it is a catalytic or non-catalytic model.

How to Buy, Split and Store Wood Properly

Best types of wood and how to prepare wood for your stove

Most Efficient Way to Light a Wood Stove.

How to light your stove for the first time, how to load initially and optimum use of valves and latches during each stage of the lighting process.

How to Light and Operate a Catalytic Wood Stove.

How to Light and Operate a non-Catalytic Wood Stove.

Wood Stove Safety and Maintenance.

Wood Stove Troubleshooting information.

We hope the above provides a helpful guide. If in doubt always have work and assessments completed by WETT certified technicians. Our service team is on hand if you have any questions.

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