One important thing to be aware of as a homeowner is that laws and regulations can differ from one area to another, leading to issues that you might not expect. Take outdoor wood boilers for example. These can provide excellent heat for your home using a wood fire, but because of the way they are built, they can cause more pollution. This is why the EPA (the Environmental Protection Agency) has put out guidelines that an outdoor wood boiler needs to be certified to be used.
An outdoor wood boiler usually heats up water or antifreeze inside of a small building outside of your home, and this is then pumped into the home to generate heat. This lessens the risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning for you as a homeowner, but depending on how tall the chimney on your outdoor wood boiler is, the smoke could find its way into your or your neighbor’s home.