Wood burner policy lacks reason
In regards to H Vulling’s letter about the clean air bylaw, I am in complete agreement with the comments on maintenance and what we burn in our fireplace.
I own a Kent Spectra log fire with a wetback and according to the specifications sheet, has a 96 per cent combustion efficiency.
It heats my house, hot water and on wet days dries my washing – all over a five-month period.
My carbon footprint using a renewable fuel source is substantially low; I can’t see the reasoning in replacing a perfectly good log fire with another.
People need to burn dry fire wood.
The needs of many outweigh the wants of a few. M Nicholson
Tokoroa cost to achieve this. I am one of I don’t know how many people with a woodburner more than 15 years old.
Perhaps I am wrong but I believe the only difference between the older models and the newer, approved ones, is that the older ones can be damped down and the newer ones cannot.
It has been more than 10 years since we have damped down our firebox, knowing that this is what contributes to our dirty air.
Surely an elegant, economical compromise to this problem is to have the older boxes welded or riveted open by a technician approved by the council.
I am sure a number of families finding times tough will be more than happy to pay the lesser cost for the same result.