Maricopa County offers 200 free residential fireplace retrofits to reduce Phoenix air pollution
A wood fire or chiminea may be cozy during winter, but the smoke billowing into the air can hurt children with asthma, people with respiratory problems and the elderly.
Now, however, homeowners can reduce pollution by retrofitting their indoor fireplaces for free.
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department will modify — at no charge to homeowners — 200 wood-burning fireplaces with pollution-reduction devices or natural-gas log sets if the homes meet installation requirements. The boundaries of the fireplace retrofit program are Baseline Road to Northern Avenue and 59th Avenue to 16th... read more
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