Smoke reduces the quality of the air we breathe. Prolonged exposure to smoke from wood heaters is a significant problem for people who have chronic illnesses like asthma and heart conditions. In Tasmania, poor air quality is common during the colder months when the air is calm, as wood smoke tends to build up and linger for days, particularly in low-lying areas.
The Tasmanian Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) website has information dealing with how to correctly use your wood heater with the aim of reducing smoke and improving air quality during the Winter months.
Follow the link and see if there’s some way you can improve your heater’s performance and the quality of the air around your home.