My application for a “no other adequate source of heat” was approved. What now?

You may continue to burn wood cleanly during air quality burn bans for the time period stated on your approval letter from the Clean Air Agency. Keep your eyes open for an application reminder that we will send to you before the next heating season. Also, regardless of your exemption status, we may contact you to see if you qualify for one of our incentive programs to improve your heating situation.

Regardless of your exemption status, the smoke density coming from your chimney must be less than 20% in opacity at all times or you can still receive an opacity violation.

For more information on burning cleanly, please visit our Burning Legal Overview page.

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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?