Simon Corbell is asking wood burners to help out with the air quality:
“The ACT Government has some great incentives for residents to replace their wood heater with more environmentally-friendly alternatives including an $800 rebate for a ducted gas system, and a $600 rebate for replacing it with new flued gas installations.”
“Replacing old wood heaters is a simple and effective way that individual households can contribute to lowering pollution and improving health outcomes for those with serious health conditions such as breathing difficulties and asthma,” Mr Corbell said.
There are a number of tips that can assist in using your wood heater effectively such as:
— using dry, well-seasoned, untreated wood
— opening the air control fully when starting a fire
— using smaller logs to maintain a vigorous fire
— avoiding a smouldering heater overnight.
“Using your wood heater correctly, will improve our air quality, save you money and keep your home warm this winter,” Mr Corbell said.