In December 2008, the Department of Environmental Protection passed regulations affecting the sale, installation, and use of outdoor wood burning furnaces (called Outdoor Hydronic Heaters). DEP and the Board of Health have responsibility for enforcing these regulations. If you own or are considering the purchase of an outdoor wood burning furnace, I urge you to read the regulations, which can be found online by clicking here.
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