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Woodstove Burning

This page was last reviewed on March 23, 2017.

Cumberland has areas with high numbers of woodstoves. Improper use of woodstoves (burning wet wood, inefficient/old stoves, etc.) leads to poor air quality, which has a negative effect on health.

Residents can cut harmful emissions and improve heating efficiency by following recommended wood stove burning practices. View the BC Air Quality Smart Wood Stove Burning Practices.

There may be rebates available for residents who upgrade old wood stoves. View details about the Comox Valley Regional District’s Wood Stove Exchange Program.

The graph below shows the average fine particle emissions by type of heat source:

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