Recent Air Quality Data in Golden February 3 to 9, 2017

Recent Air Quality Data in Golden February 3 to 9, 2017

Last week the cold weather continued and many of us in Golden were keeping our wood stoves stoked up to keep warm. Unfortunately, excessive smoke affected air quality. The monitoring station at the hospital registered levels of fine particulates that were well above provincial objectives on four days last week. This presents a hazard to the health of residents, especially […]

3 Simple Tips to Reduce Wood Smoke

3 Simple Tips to Reduce Wood Smoke

Newer and more efficient wood burning appliances can burn much more cleanly with virtually no visible smoke.   However if your new stove still smokes, something can be done.       To limit air pollution:   1.   Only dry firewood must be burned in a wood stove. Firewood should contain less than 20% moisture. No garbage should ever […]

Firewood Tips for Cleaner Air

Firewood Tips for Cleaner Air

Make sure your firewood is dry this season! The sooner you get your wood in, the better chance you have of making sure it is adequately dry before you burn it this winter. Firewood requires at least 6 months of curing under dry conditions to be ready to burn. Wood should have less than 20% moisture content when it is burned. If the moisture […]