Save Wood Heat

Most of us remember - and many of us still enjoy - heating up by a woodstove or fireplace after a day of working or playing outside.

Today's modern wood heating options are clean, safe, and affordable for any home's needs. Whether wood is your only source of heat - or you enjoy cozy nights around the fireplace - did you know that new EPA regulations set to come into effect May 15, 2020 could make future woodstoves much more expensive or unavailable?

How would your home heat be affected?

Wood and Pellet Stoves

More expensive products (or less variety) results in fewer older, dirtier stoves being replaced with new, EPA-certified appliances. Learn More

Warm Air Furnaces

Rural communities reliant on wood heat will be hit hardest by Step 2 of this rule. Today, only one furnace meets the 2020 requirements. Learn More

Hydronic Heaters

Mostly rural households will face huge price increases and decreases in product choice, from over a hundred models today to less than a dozen after May 15, 2020. Learn More



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 November 21, 2018  Industry Welcomes Proposed EPA Revisions to NSPS 

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) welcomes the release today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of proposed revisions to regulations affecting wood and pellet stoves, hydronic heaters, and warm air furnaces. 

SEP 18, 2018  HPBA: Wood stove manufacturers need more time to meet EPA regs
   Biomass Magazine
According to the HPBA, many manufacturers were able to comply with step 1 of the rule. However, the group says step 2, which has a hard cut-off date without retail sell-through, does not provide the time necessary to design, test and manufacture products that meet the requirements.

SEP 18, 2018  Press Release: The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) Supports Giving Home Heating Manufacturers Time to Meet EPA Emissions Standards
   PR Web
The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) stands with the wood stove industry, maintaining that Step 2 of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) does not give manufacturers enough time to design and test products that meet the required standards by the May 15, 2020 enforcement deadline.

 SEP 14, 2018

OPINION: Mirrors and Smoke, Smoke and Mirrors

 John Crouch

Biomass Magazine
Recently, there has been some talk in the biomass community, including in the pages of Biomass Magazine, that suggests there is a possibility of a $500 million woodstove change-out fund being created by Congress. While the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association agrees that there needs to be a program to help fund the removal of old, uncertified woodstoves, the current draft concept and efforts to promote it at this time are an illusion, or worse, a shell game.

 AUG 30, 2018

EPA Deadline Putting Heat on Wood Stove Manufacturers


The Birmingham News - Birmingham, AL
Today, U.S. Stove and other woodstove small businesses are facing a daunting challenge that, without Senate action, stands to leave many Alabamians without affordable options to stay warm in winters ahead.

APR 25, 2018 

Wood Heater Makers Push Back Against Tighter Pollution Rules


Minnesota Public Radio - Moorhead, MN
Minnesota-based Central Boiler has worked for years to cut the air pollution generated by its products. It met 2015 Environmental Protection Agency standards, which reduced fine particle emissions by as much as 90 percent. But the company, the nation's largest maker of wood-fired home boilers, believes the next proposed federal standard — eliminating two-thirds of remaining pollutants in the wood smoke — is too much, too soon.






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