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How to Test Your Firewood with a Moisture Meter - EPA Tips


EPA offers tips on how to properly use a moisture meter to test firewood before using in a wood-burning stove or fireplace. Wet wood can create excessive smoke which is wasted fuel. Burning dry, seasoned firewood with a moisture content of 20% or less can save money and help reduce harmful air pollution- indoors and out. Moisture meters that allow you to test the moisture level in wood are available in all sizes and can cost as little as $20.