Scientific evidence tells us that inefficient wood burners and poor wood burning technique are responsible for the majority of winter pollution in our region. That’s why we are encouraging the use of ENERGY STAR® qualified heat pumps or modern ultra-low emission burners that emit less smoke than older, more polluting burners. Plus we are encouraging everyone to adopt better burning practices so they get the very best out of their wood burners by learning to burn smoke free.
Does the 31 October wood burner deadline affect you?
Use this easy guide to find out if your burner needs replacing.
Financial assistance and temporary waivers
We can help homeowners struggling with replacing old heating systems.
Which burners are authorised?
Find wood burners and pellet fires authorised for use. You can also find out the age of your existing burner and when it needs replacing.
Home heating measures in my clean air zone
There are different home heating measures or types of burners for different clean area zones in Canterbury.
Better burning reduces smoke
Combining good wood with good burning technique reduces chimney smoke. Use one of our trusted suppliers for your next load of firewood.
Read about the five basic types of home heating appliances.