WHAT DOES THE TERM EPA MEAN?
EPA stands for the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA is a United States governmental organization whose mission is to protect human health and the environment. EPA certified wood stoves meet emissions guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA certified stoves will generally release fewer particulates into the atmosphere. Almost all stoves manufactured or sold in North America meet these guidelines as most jurisdictions in North America (including all in the U.S.) require an EPA certification.