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Wood Stoves and Your Insurance

Wood Stoves and Your Insurance

Many homeowners know, nothing takes the chill out of a nippy fall morning like getting the wood stove going. Wood heat has its benefits, but also its dangers. If you are using your wood stove for the first time since spring, remember it is important to do a full cleaning of the chimney, to reduce the risk of a chimney fire. A great resource for burning wood safely and more efficiently is www.woodheat.org.

A newly installed wood stove must be approved by your insurance provider before you fire it up for the first time. Even stoves in detached outbuildings need to be approved. Please contact us if you have questions about approving your wood burning device.