Help for the Fireplace Shopper

Guide To Product Certifications

Monday, October 28, 2013 Posted by Marcus Regan
Here at Woodland Direct, we are proud to offer a wide range of products officially certified for safety and performance. As you browse our site, you will encounter a number of different certifications recognized by governments and major product testing organizations alike. Hats off to those shoppers that have done their homework; however, many people remain unaware of the significance of such certifications. That's where Woodland Direct would like to help.

We have compiled a list of certifications you will find on our site and across the industry, giving you the essentials about the significance of each.


ANSI Certified


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1918 that oversees the development and use of standards in the United States for products, services, processes, and more. ANSI accredits standards that ensure characteristics and performance of products, the use of definitions and terms, and product testing are all consistent. At Woodland you can find a wide range of ANSI Certified Fire PitsANSI Certified Indoor Fireplaces, and ANSI Certified Gas Logs.


CE Certified



CE certification denotes compliance with applicable laws regarding safety, health, environment, and consumer protection as they pertain to countries in the European Economic Area (EEA). CE Certification can be seen on products outside of the EEA if they were either exported out of the EEA or are products for which the EEA is a prime market. You can easily view our CE Certified Gel & Ethanol Fireplaces.


CSA Certified

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a non-profit standards organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada and comprised of representatives from industry, government, and consumer groups. The CSA Certification denotes a product that has been tested and meets recognized standards of safety and performance. At Woodland, we have an extensive collection of CSA Certified Indoor FireplacesCSA Certified Outdoor Fireplaces, and CSA Certified Fire Pits.


EcoLogo Certified

EcoLogo certification is given by Environment Canada, a department of the Canadian government. The certification is part of the Environmental Choice Program and denotes environmentally friendly products. This prestigious certification is designed so that only the top 20% of products in the market can receive the certification. EcoLogo certifications cover many products and industries and can be seen in our Gel & Ethanol Fireplace line.


EPA Certified

The Environmental Protection Agency is a federal agency aimed at keeping people and the environment healthy, with legislation affecting our land, air, water, endangered species, and hazardous waste. Within the fireplace and hearth industry, you will see “EPA certified” in reference to wood burning stoves and inserts (gas burning stoves and inserts are by nature cleaner burning and do not require EPA certification).

An EPA certified wood stove will meet the following emissions criteria: 4.1 grams/hour of particle matter for catalytic stoves or 7.5 grams/hour for non-catalytic stove. This means that EPA certified stoves are designed to have better insulation and air flow, resulting in a cleaner burn and less smoke. The result is a more efficient wood stove, cleaner air inside and outside your home, and a lower heating bill!

You can rest at ease, as most of the wood stoves on the market today are EPA certified. However, we made it easy and put our wide selection of EPA Certified Wood Stoves all in one place for you.


OMNI Certified

OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc is dedicated to testing and certifying products in the hearth industry to meet emissions and safety standards. When you see the OMNI certified label, you can rest assured that this product has tested environmental and safety standards recognized by significant accreditation bodies, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the International Accreditation Service, Inc (IAS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At Woodland Direct, you will find OMNI Certified Gel & Ethanol Fireplaces, and OMNI Certified Wood Burning Fireplaces.


UL Listed

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a US federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) nationally recognized testing laboratory. UL has a long, trusted history of safety related certification, validation, testing, inspection, auditing, advising, and training. To be “UL Listed” means that UL has tested representative samples of a product and have found it to meet UL’s standards for safety. You will find UL Listed products across many of our lines, including UL Listed Gel and Ethanol Fireplaces, UL Listed Fire Pits, UL Listed Outdoor Fireplaces, UL Listed Indoor Fireplaces, and UL Listed Chimney Systems.


ULC Listed
This certification reflects a UL Listed product in the context of Canadian standards for safety. You can find ULC Gel & Ethanol Fireplaces and ULC Chimney Systems.


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