Your guide to using Good Wood in Hawke’s Bay. Very dry wood, which burns hot with little smoke, will help your health, the environment, and save you money.
Smoky fires pollute the air creating a health risk. They are also a sign you may be wasting your money by using more wood and getting less heat. When your fire is well underway, it should be hot and all you should see from your chimney is a thin wisp of smoke or no smoke at all.
An approved wood burner, when used correctly, produces very little air pollution inside and outside your home and is efficient to run.
Using Good Wood from a Regional Council approved merchant will also help – this is very dry wood which has been carefully managed to guarantee that it burns hot with little smoke. So as well as helping your health and the environment it will, in the long run, save you money.
Burning damp wood means the fire is mostly used boiling the moisture out of the wood, and this is why there’s lots of smoke. You are actually using up more wood for fuel to get the fire hot enough!
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has approved the following Good Wood merchants.
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