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Everything You Need to Know About the Ban on Wood-Burning Fireplaces

In many markets across Canada and the US, it’s an ‘out with the old, in with the new’ policy when it comes to wood-burning fireplaces. Many places have banned most wood-burning fireplaces and stoves and existing fireplaces are being permanently disabled, converted to natural gas, or upgraded to other expensive models.


Here are answers to some questions about the ban:

Why is wood burning being banned? What’s the big deal?

Although burning wood may be one of society’s oldest ways of generating heat – it doesn’t come without problems. Wood smoke contains toxic carbon monoxide, smog-causing nitrogen oxide, soot, fine particles, and a range of other chemicals that can seriously harm your health. In fact, since 2013, the World Health Organization has classified the fine particulate matter in wood smoke as a carcinogen. Cities around the world are deciding enough is enough, which is where the ban on wood-burning comes into play.

What does this mean for homeowners?

Thousands of homes across Canada and the United States are being impacted. Homeowners are realizing the change can come with a hefty bill. Replacing traditional wood-burning fireplaces with natural gas can cost thousands of dollars, ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 at the high end. This leaves many homeowners with few options, until now.

Tell me more. What can be done?

Wood-burning fireplaces can be replaced with environmentally-friendly ethanol fireplaces at a fraction of the cost.

Okay, I’m intrigued. Why should I choose an ethanol fireplace?

An ethanol fireplace is a safe, easy, and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional fireplaces. Ethanol fireplaces use bio ethanol fuel that burns clean without spills. The fuel is composed of crop sugars and is a renewable energy source that is free of fumes, odors, ash, and soot. Bioethanol fireplaces are also easy to use and do not require any permanent or expensive connections such as outlets, gas lines, or vents. This allows homeowners to keep the beauty and ambience of a real fire without compromising their health.

What if I need to convert my wood-burning fireplace instead?

Rest assured – we’ve got you covered. Our grate kits are the perfect solution. Made of 304 Stainless Steel and complete with an insulated bottom tray, our fireplace grates can transform an existing wood-burning fireplace into an ethanol fireplace in minutes. Simply attach the grate to a level platform and fill with liquid bioethanol. Watch beautiful flames come to life within minutes from the comfort of your home. It’s really as easy as that.

 

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