Everyone knows that old fires can be incredibly polluting, and shouldn’t be used in any domestic setting unless your house is at least a kilometre from your closest neighbour’s. Even amidst the disinformation of the NZHHA they’ll even publicly admit that too, but their motivation is less than sound. They say you should get rid of that old stinker, and replace it one of their member’s new products. They sold a dud then, and they want to sell you a dud now. Profit, profit, profit, at the expense of air quality, health and neighborhood relations. Even the government in its EECA guise pedals the bullshit that new woodheaters are low-pollution. It simply isn’t true. Read this:
“200 g of smoke and creosote particles. This is the amount of pollution a typical brand-new Australian woodheater will produce every single day “ and that is right there in your neighbourhood, in your lungs, in your children’s lungs, in newborn babies’ lungs, and in the lungs of the elderly, finishing them off like 1100 New Zealanders every year.
You just can’t get past the design flaw when burning solid fuels. There will be incomplete combustion, and there will be toxic smoke. And remember there will always be idiots using them, far from the idealised surrounds of a testing laboratory. These idiots won’t know how to minimise the smoke, and even when being used at a minimum there will always be unacceptable pollution. The real way to minimise pollution is not using woodheaters at all.
It’s time to forgo yesterday’s technology. Leave it back in the 1800’s where it belongs.
It’s time not to listen to the industry propaganda from the NZHHA and the AHHA. It is time to see them as what they really are, pedallers of death and misery, trying to justify their unforgivable position, promoting their unhealthy products, exactly like tobacco companies.