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Warm homes clean air

Home fires are a major source of air pollution in some areas of the Waikato region. During winter the air can become so dirty that when we breathe it in it becomes a risk to our health and wellbeing.

Home heating, especially the use of old wood burners and wet wood, is the main cause for PM10 pollution. These fine particles are small enough to get into your lungs and can cause serious health problems - especially for young children, elderly, and asthmatics. Read more about other contaminants from home heating. 

Things you can you do to help clean up air


There are several heating schemes to help you upgrade to a clean heating appliance. Find out if one is right for you.