Winter Spare the Air Day Alerts 2009-2010

Cord of Wood

Cord of Wood

The times they are a-changin’. It used to be give the chimney a thorough cleaning and order a cord of wood. Nowadays it’s check the website or e-mail alerts before thinking about sitting around a cozy fire.

Winter Spare the Air runs: November 1, 2009 – February 28, 2010

Get Notifications:
* Check the newspaper, radio, and TV
* Check the web for wood burning status.
* Sign up for e-mail or phone alerts.
* If that’s not enough there is a widget.

Report wood smoke concerns (snitch on the neighbors) call 1-877-4NO-BURN (1-877-466-2876).

One way to get that ‘warm cozy’ during “Spare the Air” is to put on a wearable fleece blanket with sleeves (odd looking monk robe), then put in a sold by Amazon Fireplace DVD, or try Comcast.

Comcast On Demand:
TV Entertainment go to Yule Log & More- click on Fireplace – or TV Entertainment scroll down to TV Screensavers.

I can not recommend the 20 minutes of “Island Sunset”. The squawking bird sounds turned thoughts of peaceful, soothing and warm to thoughts of an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle! – – but that’s another Christmas story.

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4 Comments so far

  1. Winter Spare the Air Day Alerts | San Jose Metblogs (pingback) on November 10th, 2009 @ 9:25 pm

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  2. Homeowner (unregistered) on November 26th, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

    And then they banned Santa… What is next for the fascists now running things in city hall? An outright ban of fireplaces and hearths in the Bay Area? What will we tell our children when fireplaces no longer exists? Santa will drop of presents in his all electric non-denominational plug in hybrid? Or will we be just abandoning real winter family time all together? Use the same 800 number to report a family spending Thanksgiving around the fireplace and the small colorful energy wasting lights strung around the house at the same time? Why don’t we just hand over the reigns of our lives to a city government that clearly knows better. Check the history books, this is a policy taken straight from the USSR.

  3. Homeowner (unregistered) on December 9th, 2009 @ 2:50 pm

    I hate that they are telling us that we can not have a fire. We put in an EPA fire insert last year which gives off less pollution than the big SUV’s. It really makes me mad that in Sacramento people are allowed to burn wood in their EPA certified fireplaces but in Santa Clara we can not.

  4. Joann Landers (joannlanders) on December 9th, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

    Homeowner, I applaud you for not being all politically correct and for venting your frustrations.
    I will go out on the proverbial limb and say that I do agree with you.

    Yes, I understand that smoke can be harmful to some people with asthma, bronchitis, etc., but at the same time…!

    Hopefully someone will invent a way to make our fireplaces safer.

    Now we hear it is dangerous to sit by the roar a scented candle. Must we use soy candles? What next?

    When I was a kid growing up in Modesto we had a burn barrel for paper debris, and oh the smell of the leaves burning in the gutters!

    Daniel Boone thought if he could see smoke from a neighbor’s chimney it was time to move. Well, I think that may be our problem here in the Bay Area.

    Thanks for reading,

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