Menu
Enquiries
EnquiriesEnquiries

Fires, Wood Heaters & Outdoor Burning

Wood-burning heaters – how to use them effectively

Solid fuel heaters, such as wood heaters, are a popular means of home heating. Wood is an effective, renewable fuel when burnt efficiently. In South Australia it is estimated that approximately 14% of households use wood as their main source of energy for heating. However solid fuel heaters can be a major source of air pollution when they are poorly designed or not operated correctly.

For up to date information, visit Smoke from Domestic Heating – EPA

EPA urges proper use of indoor wood heaters during winter

As winter sets in the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging homeowners to be mindful of the impact that smoke from indoor wood heaters can have on neighbours and the environment.

It is estimated that about 14 per cent of households in South Australia use wood as their main source of energy for heating, however solid fuel heaters can be a major source of air pollution when they are poorly designed or not operated correctly.

Full media release: EPA urges proper use of indoor wood heaters during winter(283 kb)

EPA reminds community of outdoor burning impacts

As we head in to cooler weather the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding the community of the impacts that wood smoke from burning in the open can have on people’s health and the environment.

Both the smoke particles, and the chemicals it contains, are harmful to human health and can cause environmental nuisance.

Full media release: EPA reminds community of outdoor burning impacts(315 kb)

Also in this Section +