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Woodfires are an economic and efficient way to heat your home during winter but they can pollute the air by releasing very small particles and gases into the atmosphere.
Air quality can be impacted by:
These two issues are both connected to the use of inappropriate fuels and/or poorly run and maintained heaters.
When the air quality is affected, it can be harmful to our health so it is important to follow the below simple tips to ensure your woodfire is warming your house effectively and healthily and not polluting the air for you, your neighbours and the wider community:
Only reduce air flow when there’s a hot bed of charcoal.
If you suspect that the air quality is being impacted by a woodfire in your neighbourhood, it is always worth a friendly visit to your neighbour for a chat, most often, people are not aware of the negative impact their wood smoke is causing.
If this isn't an option or you don't feel comfortable with this approach, you can contact us with all of the relevant details and we will follow up this request for you.