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Fireplace | Firelogs | Wood | Pellets | Bio-Ethanol | Appliance Comparison

Comparison of Fire Burning Appliances and Fire Fuels.  Including Stoves, Fireplaces, Wood, Pellets, and Fire Logs.

According to a report issued by OMNI Environment Laboratories, a fire log burned in a fireplace during a typical fire emits 41 grams of fine particles in total, while a pellet stove produces 29 grams and firewood burned in an EPA-certified wood stove produces 85 to 126 grams.* In contrast to these low emission options, a fireplace burning seasoned firewood produces 223 grams of particles, and an uncertified wood stove produces 315 grams during an average burning occasion. The duration of use of a fireplace is far shorter than a stove – about three and a half hours compared to approximately 11 to 16 hours. **

* OMNI Ennvironmental Laboratories, 2003
** UC Berkeley California Air resource Board (CARB), Northern CA Fireplace Usage Study, 2002;
CARB emission inventory model for the San Joaquin Valley, 1997

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

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Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

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State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Olympic Region Clean Air Agency

Maricopa Country Air Quality Department

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

City of Albuquerque No Burn Program

Utah Department of Environmental Quality