Handy hints to burn right tonight

Handy hints to burn right tonight

Burn right tonight

24 June 2020

Did you know that smoke from domestic wood heaters is one of the main sources of air pollution in Canberra?

Using your wood heater correctly will help improve our air quality, save you money and keep your home warm this winter.

Things you can do to help protect Canberra’s air quality when using your wood heater include:

  • Buy wood from a reputable firewood merchant and store it in a well-ventilated covered space.
  • Do not overfill your heater – use two or three small logs, never one large log.
  • Only use dry, well-seasoned, untreated wood.
  • Don’t let your fire smoulder overnight - keep the air control open enough to maintain a flame.

For more hints on reducing smoke pollution and saving money visit www.environment.act.gov.au/burn-right-tonight or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Don’t forget – you can receive up to $1250 when replacing a wood heater with an efficient electric heater or $250 to remove or decommission a wood heater through the Wood Heater Replacement Program. Visit www.actsmart.act.gov.au for more information.