Warm house, cool neighbours – City of Casey

Many of us still like to heat our homes with wood heaters. While staying warm inside let’s make sure we don’t not smoke out our neighbours.

Our tips are:

• Use dry and seasoned timber to ensure a clean hot burn with minimal smoke. It’s too late to dry out green timber that has recently been cut down. Source your firewood now before it is in high demand.

• Have the flue cleaned if you can’t remember it being done. Build-up of soot can cause fires in the flue and will affect air flow causing smoky fires.

• Avoid overloading or shutting of the air intake as it will cause excessive smoke.

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