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.
1 January 2019 wood burner deadline
Does the 1 January 2019 wood burner deadline affect you? From 2019, it won’t be possible to get a low emission burner in five clean air zones.
Financial assistance and temporary waivers
We can help homeowners struggling with replacing old heating systems.
Home heating measures in my clean air zone
Find out the wood burner rules in your clean air zone.
Which burners are authorised?
Find wood burners and pellet fires authorised for use.
Better burning reduces smoke
Combining good wood with good burning technique reduces chimney smoke.
Read about the five basic types of home heating appliances.