Woodstove Catalyst Annual Usage & Cost



12,000 Hour Replacement: Seasonal cost using a 6 in round catalyst (shipping included)

Temperature Zone Location Example Constant Burn Partial Burn Annual Months Burned Annual Hours Burned Lifespan (Years) Cost Per Season (Ceramic) Cost Per Season (Steel)
Northern Minnesota Oct-May Sept 8.5 6120 2 $70 $89
Adirondacks, New York Oct-Apr Sept, May 8 5760 2+ $67 $80
Northern Indiana Nov-April Oct, May 7 5040 2.5 $56 $71
Kentucky, S. Penn Nov-Mar Oct, Apr 6 4320 3 $50 $64
S. Virginia, Arkansas Dec-Feb Nov, Mar 4 2880 4 $35 $45
S. Ga., Coastal Wash. Dec-Feb Mar 3.5 2520 5 $28 $36

How to know when it's time to replace your catalyst:

  • catalyst has been used for 12,000+ hours
  • your woodstove is emitting less heat
  • smoke from the chimney is black (instead of white)
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