What can I do about a wood heater that emits a lot of smoke?

All slow-combustion wood heaters tend to smoke at light-up or refuelling. They should not smoke excessively for long periods if they are operated correctly and are well maintained.

How to correctly operate a wood heater.

Why wood smoke is a problem.

When it is a neighbour’s wood heater

Report issues with excessive smoke from domestic wood burning to the local council. They can issue smoke abatement notices to direct residents to prevent excessive emissions of wood smoke.

View a list of NSW councils.