Ultra-low emission wood burners are the cleanest wood burner technology available in New Zealand
They produce less smoke than traditional wood burners. They are an option for the environmentally responsible who want to actively play a part in reducing smoke, improving Rotorua's air and the health of the community.
They are all freestanding, downdraft burners. They are started slightly differently to the traditional wood burners that New Zealanders are familiar with.
When ultra-low emission burners are put into 'downdraft mode' this allows the gases and particles from the fire to re-combust. This is a key design feature to reduce emissions.
All of the ultra-low emission burners are slightly different. For example:
- Some are fully automated
- Some require the operator to push in a lever 15 minutes after lighting to put it into downdraft mode
- Some require the door of the fire to be left slightly ajar for 15-20 minutes (it goes into downdraft mode once the door is closed)
- Some require an electric fan
- They vary in weight
- Their warranties vary