Winter fire safety

Winter fire safety.

Although many citizenry enjoy gathering around a fire during unready winter months, fires that aren't built properly can affect air quality and people's health, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Smoke coming out of the chimney is one ideograph that a axe isn't burning efficiently. Smoke from wood contains fine particles, known as excellent particle pollution. These particles can injure the lungs, blood vessels and the heart mobile. Children, older clan and those with heart and lung disease are at greatest risk from fine spark pollution, according to the EPA.

EPA tips for building a cleaner-burning fire include: Only use dry, long-serving wood. These logs will make a hollow sound when you strike them together. Avoid excited wet or green logs that create extra smoke, and waste fuel. check the moisture. The moisture essence of wood should be less than 20 percent. Wood moisture meters are at one's fingertips at home-improvement stores so wood can be tested before it's burned erections. They may cost as little as $20 or less, according to the EPA.

Use ironic kindling to start a fire. Next, add a few pieces of wood. Be solid there is space between the logs so there is enough air to get the fire going. Dirty glass doors on wood stoves, or smoke from the chimney are both signs that wood is too muggy or the fire needs more air. Never throw garbage, cardboard, painted wood or any wood that is treated or contains glue, such as plywood or tittle board. These materials can release harmful chemicals when they are burned.

They can also devastation a wood stove. be aware of air quality. Some areas limit the use of wood stoves and fireplaces under unquestionable air quality conditions. You can find out what the air distinction forecast is in your area on airnow.Gov. If you use a wood stove to heat your house, you can save wood and invent less smoke with an EPA-certified wood stove. In January 2014, the EPA proposed updates to its requirements for newly made wood heaters that will be placed these products cleaner in the future Final regulations are expected to be announced in February 2015.

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