Burn Bright

“Wood heaters, they’re warm and cosy. 

Just watching the flames can make a dull winter’s day brighter.

Wood heating is great way to heat your home. However you probably never thought about it, but smoke from wood heaters can also be a major source of pollution at this time of the year.

The Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC) and Council are working to reduce the pollution from wood heaters in Tumut Shire. We want to make sure that residents not only get the best out of their wood heaters but also that heaters produce as little smoke as possible.

If your heater is producing too much smoke then that’s costing you money. Excessive smoke means that your heater is not burning as efficiently as it should and that means heat that should be warming your home is heading up the chimney as smoke. It’s not good for you and it’s not good for the environment.

To help residents get more from their wood heaters, we have ten chimney and wood heater checks to give away in Tumut council area this month. If your home uses a wood heater we would like to offer you the chance to receive a free wood heater check. Please go to the link below and fill out the survey for your chance to win the chimney clean.


For further information please download this Brochure, it aims to show you some easy ways that you can minimise the smoke produced by your wood heater. By following these simple tips your wood heater will generate heat more efficiently and produce less smoke. Not only will this save on the costs of running your wood heater it will also help to improve the air quality in your community.

After you have filled out the survey please email jspicer@tumut.nsw.gov.au to make arrangements by end of April 2014” .