True North TN20 Wood Heater

Heats Up To 200m²


The True North TN20 is one popular wood heater.

Excellent value for money, this heater is brilliant. It takes the longest length of wood, burns up to 15 hours, has a large cook top, quad burning system and the options for adding outside air.

The fully firebrick lining means this heater can not only burn all night long, but the thermal mass from the bricks means this heater stays hotter for longer!

Design approved for passive homes & made in Canada


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True North Wood Heater

By Greg Parker-Hill

True North wood heaters are made by Pacific Energy in Victoria, Canada – they are made for very cold conditions.

The comment calling them a budget heater is almost insulting to these models, yes they are well priced but budget? No.

True North wood heaters are packed with features that you will absolutely love.

The Top.

Made out of solid steel, the top of the heaters are true cook tops. You can boil 3 to 4 pots at the same time on this massive surface area

The Firebox.

A lot of budget heaters don’t have any firebricks, or if they do they are only across the bottom of the firebox.

The True North heaters are fully firebrick lined. There is no exposed steel at all inside the firebox.

The base, the side walls, the rear wall all have 25mm thick firebricks to ensure not only will your fire have the perfect environment to burn hot and clean, but these bricks also offer thermal mass to ensure the heater is still heating hours after the fire has gone out

Clean Burning.

Secondary burn is in all wood heaters today. Secondly burn works by heating additional air over 250+C through a 25mm round tube with holes in it. This tube is inside the firebox, under the baffle to get the maximum heat.

As the air goes through this pipe it’s heated by the fire below, and as it leaves through the drilled holes in the tube this super hot air goes directly into the smoke your burning wood, and it’s this super hot air that ignites the smoke to give you secondary burn.

This secondary burn does a couple of things:

Firstly it gives you more heat, the ignition of the smoke creates additional fire/flames. This is factored in the efficiency of the heaters performance.

Secondly, it reburns smoke. What this is doing is reducing the emissions your heater produces. This is factored in the emissions results.

Quad Burn in the True North wood heaters.

Inside True North wood heaters you will find not one, but four of these secondary burn systems.

Made from stainless steel, these four secondary burn systems significantly increase the wood stoves performance.

Where most manufactures have your heater set that you can’t turn it down, this additional secondary air means these tubes are doing exactly what they are designed to do, allowing the True North wood heater to be able to be turned right down for overnight burn

The True North TN10 wood heater will get up to 10 hour burn time / The True North TN20 wood heater will get up 15+hour burn time

Firebox direction

The TN10 is called East-West  and take a 300mm long wood.

The TN20 is called North-South and takes 450mm long pieces of wood.

Outside air.

All fires require oxygen to burn, and as newer homes are more insulated and air tight, wood heaters in modern new homes struggle to burn correctly.

The True North wood heaters all have the option to have the oxygen your fire needs to burn coming from outside

Outside Air is a simple 100mm duct that goes for the back of your heater to the outside of your home, and all the air your fire needs to burn is supplied by outside.

Even in older homes, outside air kits on wood heaters are highly recommended as they will stop the drafts across the floor as your fire is burning

Available at Pivot Stove & Heating, or find your local dealer


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True North TN20 - Heats 200m²

Tested to the latest AS/NZ Standards, the True North TN20's results at 64% efficiency, or 3 star rating, 1.1g emission per kg of wood used, or 3 star rating.

Legs or Pedestal

Choose the look of your True North wood heater.
Traditional Legs gives the True North that classic appearance, or the standard Pedestal is a common look for any wood heater, giving it a sturdy solid appearance.

Perfect for big pieces of wood

With an 18" long firebox, you can put extra long lengths of wood, easily up to 450mm long. The TN20 wood heater has an amazing overnight burn of over 12 hours.
Being fully firebrick lined, the thermal mass keeps your TN20 hotter for longer!

Quad burning system for the best performance

The easy to remove quad burn not only gives this heater a long burn time, but it also gives your heater the most amazing flames, Absolutely beautiful to watch.

True cook top

The top of your True North wood heater has a massive area for cooking.
You can simmer away a kettle, or put up to three to four pots on all at the same time.

How to stop draughts in your home

No matter which heater you choose, all wood heaters require air and that can cause draughts in your home.
Here are two simple things you can do to stop draughts in your home.

True North TN20 review

The TN20 is perfect for homes that want a simple wood heater that seriously performs. The deep firebox will ensure long overnight burn.


Flue Kit

Out Side Air




Total Price $0.00 (inc GST)
Please note that this pricing is indicative only and does not represent a quotation, nor does it include installation or delivery unless explicitly specified.


height 714mm
width 543mm
depth 605mm
Style Options Leg or Pedestal
Color Options Black
Rear clearance to combustible 150mm
Side clearance to combustible 350mm
Corner clearance to combustible 175mm
Burn time 15h
flue size 150mm
min flue height 4mtrs
hot water No
heating capacity 200m2
Average efficiency 62%
Max efficiency 66%
Emissions 1.1grms
wood length 450mm
stove weight 154kg
Made in Canada
Fan Yes - optional


5 year warranty on firebox and cast door | 2 year warranty on glass and fan

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