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Next week on July 1st, new wood-burning fireplaces in New York City will be banned as part of New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio’s proposed, new clean air initiatives. Additionally, existing wood-burning fireplaces will be required to burn wood with less than 20% moisture content, helping the fire burn more cleanly. If enacted, New York City would be added to a growing list of cities passing similar legislation, and considering New York City’s trend-setting track record, many more metro areas are likely to follow in its footsteps. Montreal has gone a step further to require all wood-burning fireplaces to be removed from within the city limits by the end of 2020. So what does this change mean for the average city dweller or design professional?
The NY Observer published a wonderful article about New York City's Mayor Bill De Blasio's proposed wood-burning fireplace ban. It reveals that many people are unfazed by the proposed ban because most New Yorkers know the improbability of having a fireplace in their home, but heralds wood-fireplace alternatives like HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplaces' line of vent-free fireplace that run on alcohol gel fuel cartridges.