Many praise log-burning fireplaces because wood is renewable and greenhouse gas–neutral (the carbon released when wood burns would be released anyway as the tree died and rotted in the forest). “The new advanced combustion clean-burning wood fireplaces can be up to 70 per cent efficient, with emissions one-tenth of those of conventional wood-burning fireplaces. There will be some maintenance involved to clean the ash and chimney and stock the fireplace with wood. Choose a wood insert or stove that meets & conforms to the Australian Standard ‘AS 4013′.
An approved clean-burning fireplace should cost to run around $1.50-$5 and burn for two to three hours.