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Choosing the right woodburner depends on your house and whether you want a wetback. Getting the best performance depends on the size and type of wood you burn. Different council rules will also determine which ones you can buy and install in your home.

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What you need to know when choosing a woodburner for your home:

  • Clean air check. Canterbury, Bay of Blenty, Hawke’s Bay, Nelson and Central Otago have stricter rules about what woodburners you can install. If you don’t choose the right one, you won’t be able to install it.

  • Radiant or convector. Radiant fires put out an intense heat that you can feel on your skin. Convector fires produce a softer ambient heat. Some models combine both effects for a balanced heat.

  • Energy efficiency. The higher the efficiency, the better bang for your buck when it comes to getting the most from your firewood.

What size do you need? Use our handy calculator to work out the right sized woodburner for your home.

Woodburners and heat transfer systems. Adding in a wetback cost more but it means you can heat your water using the fire. If the heat is getting trapped in the lounge but the rest of the house remains cool, a heat transfer system might be on your wish list.

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