This is a Frequently Asked Question Section:
What is Smokeless Chimney? Smokeless Chimney is a Washington State Corporation. Smokeless Chimney has IP on reducing smoke emitted by wood stoves.
What IP does Smokeless Chimney have? We have designs on chimney smoke monitoring and combustion control.
Why does smoke need to be reduced from Wood Stoves? Many states and countries are clamping down on wood stove users. The state environmental air quality samples the air and when they measure high particle count levels will announce burn bans for wood burners.
Why do we need wood stove? 15% of the US population have a wood stove. This is 14 million wood stoves. Many burn for 8 to 20 hours per day. This is a constant particle contributor. This is due to large houses, rural setting and risk of power outages. If you reside in a location with cold weather and potential power interruptions. A wood stove provides steady reliable central heat. Many homes and shops create warm comfy working and living areas in the cold and wet season.
We have a wood stove, what can Smokeless Chimney do for us? Smokeless Chimney has designs and parts to make any wood stove burn more efficient and complete. Emissions are lower and the wood stove is under control, safer and emitting less.
Will the Smokeless Chimney work with any wood stove? Yes. The technology is not risky or tricky, it is based on sound fire science and currently available off-the-shelf technology. It will work on old stoves and even better on newer EPA stoves.
Why are wood stoves under the microscope? Air quality has been a concern in densely populated valleys of the north. Modern technology allows measuring the air and the microscopic particles in the air. These particles are referred to as PM 10 and PM 2.5. When the PM count is high they look at all the wood stoves burning in the area and clamp down with burn bans and other tactics.
Other Tactics? Yes, there is evidence of fines as high as $1000 for wood stove smoke emissions.
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Timelapse of chimney in the fog. condendensing conditions.