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 1 January 2020 wood burner deadline affect you?
Waimate and Geraldine - find out if you can use your wood burner next year.
Home heating measures in my clean air zone
Find out the wood burner rules in your clean air zone.
Financial assistance and temporary waivers
We can help homeowners struggling with replacing old heating systems.
Better burning reduces smoke
Combining good wood with good burning technique reduces chimney smoke.
Read about the five basic types of home heating appliances.