Approved heating appliances

The air we breathe is vital to leading a healthy life. During summer the air quality we enjoy in Otago is excellent, however in winter, some Otago towns exceed the acceptable level of air pollution under the national environmental standards. Around 95% of this air pollution comes from chimney emissions, and it’s up to all of us to burn cleaner with high performing heating appliances to change this.

  

How do I know if my burner is compliant or not?

Depending on where you live, there are different rules for what burners are allowed to be installed.

  • Air Zone 1 (Alexandra, Arrowtown, Clyde and Cromwell) and Milton: burners must have an emission rate less than 0.7 g/kg and a thermal efficiency of at least 65%.

  • Air Zones 2 and 3 (Rest of Otago): burners must meet the MfE guidelines of an emission rate less than 1.5 g/kg and a thermal efficiency of at least 65%.

Check the compliance status of your existing heating appliance here.

 

What appliances are approved in Air Zone 1 and Milton

Heat pumps (all models)

Flued gas heaters

Pellet fires

"Ultra-low" emission wood burners as per the table below:

Ultra-low Emission Wood Burners

Brand and Model Type Water Heater
Froling S4 Turbo 15 Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Froling S4 Turbo 22 Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Froling S4 Turbo 28 Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Froling S4 Turbo 38 Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Froling S4 Turbo 40 Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Bionic Fire Studio Freestanding None
RAIS Bionic Fire Freestanding None
T-ART Freestanding None
T-SKY eco 2 Freestanding None
Maxen Cargill 350-D Freestanding None
Maxen Cargill 350-W Freestanding None
Maxen St Clair 350-D Freestanding None
Maxen St Clair 350-W Freestanding None
Stella ULEB Freestanding None
Logaire LUF2000 ULEB Freestanding None
Logaire LUF2000 Woodbox ULEB Freestanding None
Logaire LUF3000 (ULEB) Freestanding None
Masport Cashmere pedestal (ULEB) Freestanding None
Masport Clutha Ash ULEB Freestanding None
Masport Clutha ULEB Freestanding None
Masport Clutha Woodbox ULEB Freestanding None
Masport Coronet pedestal (ULEB) Freestanding None
Masport Cromwell Freestanding None
Masport Hurunui (ULEB) Freestanding None
Masport Hurunui Ash (ULEB) Freestanding None
Masport Hurunui Leg (ULEB) Freestanding None
Masport Kaituna Ash Freestanding None
Masport Kaituna Leg Freestanding None
Masport Kaituna Pedestal Freestanding None
Masport Kaituna Wood stacker Freestanding None
Masport Mystique Freestanding None
Masport Rakaia Freestanding None
Masport Rangitata Beveled Fireplace insert None
Masport Waimakariri ASH Freestanding None
Masport Waimakariri LEG Freestanding None
Masport Waimakariri PED Freestanding None
Firenzo Lady Kitchener Ultra (Drawer) Freestanding None
Firenzo Lady Kitchener Ultra (Leg) Freestanding None
Firenzo Lady Kitchener Ultra (Pedestal) Freestanding None
Firenzo Lady Kitchener Ultra (Platform) Freestanding None
Blaze King Chinook CK20.NZ Freestanding None
Blaze King Chinook CK30.NZ Freestanding None
Blaze King Sirocco SC20L.NZ Freestanding None
Blaze King Sirocco SC20P.NZ Freestanding None
Blaze King Sirocco SC30L. NZ Freestanding None
Blaze King Sirocco SC30P. NZ Freestanding None
Metro Ultra Insert Fireplace insert None
Metro Ultra Tiny Rad Freestanding None
Metro Ultra Wee Rad Freestanding None
Metro Ultra Xtreme Rad Freestanding None
Metro Wee Rad Ultra Freestanding None
Pyro Classic Freestanding None
Pyro Mini Freestanding None
Jayline PR300CD (ULEB) Freestanding None
Jayline PR300CS (ULEB) Freestanding None
Jayline PR300DR (ULEB) Freestanding None
Jayline PR300WS (ULEB) Freestanding None
Jayline UL200 Freestanding None
Jayline Walltherm Air Freestanding None
Xeoos Twinfire X8 Freestanding None
ETA SH20 Gasification Boiler Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
ETA SH30 Gasification Boiler Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
ETA SH40 Gasification Boiler Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Tropicair Duo Freestanding None
Tropicair Duo Wet Freestanding Wetback
Tropicair Rua Freestanding None
Harris Ferva Saturn Freestanding None
Woodsman Coleridge (Leg) Freestanding None
Woodsman Coleridge (Pedestal) Freestanding None
Woodsman Kanaku ULEB Freestanding None
Woodsman Serene Freestanding None
Woodsman Serene Petite Freestanding None
Woodsman Serene WB Freestanding Wetback
     

Ultra-low Emission Pellet Burners

Brand and Model Type Water Heater
Easypell 16-20kW Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Easypell 25-32kW Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
FlumenFire Blenda Freestanding None
FlumenFire Coralla Freestanding None
FlumenFire Morgana Freestanding None
Froling PE1 25 Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Froling PE1 30 Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Froling PE1 35 Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Attack Pellet 30 Automatic Plus Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Woodpecker Executive 25 kw Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Woodpecker Pellet Boilers (20kW) Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Woodpecker Pellet Boilers (30kW) Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Ecoflame FS-1 Freestanding None
Ecoflame FS-1 Freestanding Wetback
Oriel Freestanding None
Pellco Milford Pellet Fire (freestandin Freestanding None
Sirocco Slimline Freestanding None
Animo Adevo Freestanding None
Animo Avito Freestanding None
Animo Pure Freestanding None
Champion Duos Plus Freestanding None
Champion Ena Plus Freestanding None
Champion Tria Plus Freestanding None
Heatilator ECO-ADV-PS35 Freestanding None
Mia Whisper Freestanding None
Rika Como Freestanding None
Rika Como II Freestanding None
Rika Corso Freestanding None
Rika Cosmo Freestanding None
Rika Domo Pellet Fire Freestanding None
Rika Filo Pellet Fire Freestanding None
Rika Interno Fireplace insert None
Rika Kapo Freestanding None
Rika Livo Freestanding None
RIKA Memo 9kW Freestanding None
Rika Miro Freestanding None
Rika Pico Freestanding None
Rika Primo 6kW Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Rika Primo 8kW Freestanding None
Rika Revo Freestanding None
Rika Revo II Freestanding None
Rika Roco Freestanding None
Rika Sono Freestanding None
Rika Sumo Freestanding None
Rika Topo Freestanding None
ÖkoFEN Pellematic PES 16 Freestanding None
ÖkoFEN Pellematic PES 20 Freestanding None
ÖkoFEN Pellematic PES 25 Freestanding None
ÖkoFEN Pellematic PES 32 Freestanding None
ÖkoFEN Pellematic PES 36 Freestanding None
ÖkoFEN Pellematic PES 48 Freestanding None
ÖkoFEN Pellematic PES 56 Freestanding None
ÖkoFEN Pellematic PES 64 Freestanding None
ÖkoFEN Pellematic PESK 41 Freestanding None
ÖkoFEN Pellematic PESK 55 Freestanding None
ÖkoFEN Pellematic PESK 64 Freestanding None
Parkwood Compact (damperless) Freestanding None
Parkwood Compact standard Freestanding None
Parkwood Maxi Standard Freestanding None
Enviro EF2 Classic FPI CB Fireplace insert None
Enviro EF2 Classic FS CB Freestanding None
Enviro EF3 Bayview FPI CB Fireplace insert None
Enviro EF3 Bayview FS CB Freestanding None
Enviro EF5 Evolution FS CB Freestanding None
Enviro Mini FS CB Freestanding None
Enviro Olympian FPI CB Fireplace insert None
Enviro Olympian FS CB Freestanding None
Ravelli Camino Fireplace insert None
Ravelli Corina RBV 8010 compact Fireplace insert None
Ravelli Dual 7 Freestanding None
Ravelli Elena Freestanding None
Ravelli Elena RV100 Freestanding None
Ravelli Monica Freestanding None
Ravelli Natural 7 Freestanding None
Ravelli Pompeii HRV 140 Touch Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Ravelli Rosa R70 Freestanding None
Ravelli Sara Fireplace insert None
Ravelli Sofia RBV 7010 Compact Fireplace insert None
Ravelli Sri Amalfi Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
Ravelli Whisper 7 Freestanding None
Metro Bay FS Freestanding None
Metro Bay Insert Fireplace insert None
ETA PC25 Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
ETA PC32 Freestanding Hot Water Boiler
ETA PU 11 Freestanding Hot Water Boiler

 

What else can I do to help improve the air quality in my neighbourhood?

If you choose to use a wood burner to heat your home, please consider that up to 95% of air emissions in polluted towns come from chimney emissions, mainly from burning coal or wet wood.

  • Only burn dry wood (with moisture less than 20%). You can check the moisture level of wood with a wood moisture reader. These are available at most home hardware stores.
  • Don’t burn rubbish, plastic, green waste or electronics.
  • Use kindling and plenty of paper to get your fire started quickly – remember, a hot fire is an efficient fire.
  • Don’t burn coal – it produces more harmful pollutants than wood and may damage your burner.

For more information on what you can and can’t burn, visit our Burning FAQs page.

 

Who else can I talk with about heating my home more efficiently?

Cosy Homes Trust

The Cosy Homes Trust offers Otago residents free guidance on accessing any available subsidies for heating and insulation, and provide general advice on keeping your home warm, dry and energy efficient.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

EECA’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme will cover up to 80% of the cost for ceiling and underfloor insulation and up to 80% of the cost of heating appliances (heating appliance capped at $3,000).

 

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