Dry wood that burns hot with little smoke gives you best value for money – these merchants guarantee dry wood with moisture content of 25% or less. Find out how to get the best out of your fire.
Smoky chimneys waste your wood, heat, money, and of course pollute the air which is a health risk.
When your fire is well underway, all you should see is a thin wisp of smoke or no smoke at all. Your approved wood burner, when used correctly, produces very little air pollution inside and outside your home and is efficient to run. Using good, dry firewood is also essential...and saves you money.
Here are ways you can improve the efficiency of your fire and minimise air pollution:
Here are some tips about choosing and storing firewood:
NEVER burn in your indoor fire driftwood from the coast or chemically treated or painted timber. Burning these timbers releases chemicals inside your home that can make you very sick. So don't gather from the beach and refuse offers of free firewood from house demolitions – they are not worth the risk!
Properly dried wood that burns hot with little smoke gives you best value for money – trying to burn wood with more than 25% water content really doesn’t make sense, as you’re using energy to burn water.
Approved Good Wood Merchants are approved by Hawke's Bay Regional Council as the guarantee dry wood with moisture content of 25% or less.
Handy Stacks Ltd
06 834 4350, 0508 STACKS
06 878 4465
06 842 0971
To check for authorised wood burners that have been tested and found to meet the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality, please go to MFE Approved Woodburner List
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