A wood-burning appliance that is sized and placed properly with a venting system that delivers adequate draft will reduce wood consumption, produce more usable heat, and reduce maintenance from inefficient fires. Experienced professionals will properly size and place equipment for the best heat distribution.
A certified technician should install your EPA-certified wood stove or fireplace insert to ensure proper performance. A certified technician should also conduct annual maintenance on the system to ensure it continues to perform as intended.
Whether installing a wood-burning appliance yourself or utilizing a certified professional, a permit and inspection is required by your local Building Department to ensure the installation meets the proper building and fire codes.
Note: Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces (OWFs) constructed, installed, established, or modified after July 8th, 2005 must comply with the provisions of Connecticut General Statute 22a-174k. Read Connecticut Outdoor Wood-Burning Fact Sheet (PDF) for more information.
For a certified professional near you, consult the Chimney Safety Institute of America or the National Fireplace Institute.