Wood Stoves & Fireplaces Cause Smog Problems in Montreal

Wood Stoves & Fireplaces Cause Smog Problems in Montreal

It’s that time of year when people start turning up the heat and cranking up the wood stove to get warm. But the excess smoke from burning wood is causing smog problems in Montreal. Environment Canada issued a smog warning on Sunday evening for the city as well as nearby communities Chateauguay, Longueil and Laval, according to the Montreal Gazette.

Chimney Box

Chimney Box

What makes the chimney box ($1,500) better than any other fire pit? Smoke control. When it’s even slightly breezy, smoke travels. Add a chimney, and you have a place for the smoke to go. Wind changes direction? Not a problem—turn the chimney box with a heat-free handle. It’s made of 150 pounds of 1/4, 1/8, and sixteen gage steel.

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