How can I tell if my wood burning device is certified or not?

If it has solid metal door(s) on the front, then it is uncertified.

  • If it has two glass doors, then it is likely uncertified.
  • If it has one glass door, then more information is needed.
  • If there is a brand/manufacturer name and model type on the device, look for it on the list of EPA-certified wood stoves. Otherwise, you will need to take a picture of it and take it to your nearest hearth dealer for help in identifying.
  • Look for an EPA label on the back or side. If you have a fireplace insert, you may need to remove the decorative facing (surround) to be able to see the manufacturer's label. Consult your owner's manual
  • "UL Tested" or "UL Approved" is not the same as EPA certified”.

Certified stoves will have an EPA label that will look like this:

Certified Wood Stove Sample Sticker


Or an Oregon DEQ label that looks like this:

Oregon DEQ Label

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1. What does "adequate source of heat" mean?
2. How do you know if my wood stove or pellet stove is my only adequate source of heat?
3. What if I haven’t applied for a "no other adequate source of heat" exemption from the Agency and I’ve received a Notice of Violation (NOV)?
4. What if I rely on my wood stove because my primary electric/oil/propane heat is too expensive?
5. My furnace is broken and I can’t afford to fix it – do I qualify for the “no other adequate source of heat” exemption?
6. What section do I fill out if I am renting?
7. What section do I fill out if I am the home owner?
8. What section do I fill out if I am not the primary user, resident, or property owner?
9. What happens if I don’t know the size of the circuit breaker for the electric furnace?
10. What happens if I don’t know the output rating of the gas or oil furnace?
11. What happens if I don’t know the type of insulation or the windows and frames?
12. My application for a “no other adequate source of heat” was approved. What now?
13. My application for a “No Other Adequate Source of Heat” was denied. What now?
14. I can't stay warm in my home without burning wood- where can I go for assistance?
15. Why is it important to know if my wood burning device is certified or not?
16. How can I tell if my wood burning device is certified or not?