EPA’s Burn Wise program, which is promoting voluntary efforts like this to help wood stove owners burn cleaner and more efficiently.
The Alliance for Green Heat applauds Travis' leadership on this and urges other manufacturers to start providing moisture meters with their new wood stoves. We'll do our best to publicize any manufacturer who joins this effort in our newsletters and on our website. For more information, you can also contact Larry Brockman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is how Travis is pitching it to their dealers:
"It's not a trade secret that you need properly dried and seasoned wood for any wood burning appliance to operate effectively. Your customers however may be in the dark about this small, yet crucial, detail.
Since we want Travis Industries wood appliances to live up to your customer's performance standards we're now supplying a FREE moisture meter with every wood model!
Also included is a "How to Use Your Moisture Meter" guide and handy educational sheet for the homeowner about the importance of wood moisture content.
It's our hope that cultivating a broader understanding of wood preparation will eliminate unnecessary tech and service calls about the appliance."
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