Updated 26 May 2017

Ethos

Genesis FS100

Bottom line: This freestanding woodburner produced 10 kW when NES tested. It has a predominantly radiant and convective heating mode and is NES (clean-air) approved for urban areas. It has good emissions performance (slightly above average for a NES compliant woodburner) and very good efficiency (above average for a NES compliant woodburner).

Genesis FS100
Consumer score
79
Avg price

$2999

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Test results

Overall score
Good
79
Emissions
Good
7.8/10
Efficiency
Very good
8.0/10

Good points

  • NES (clean air) approved for urban areas.
  • Good emissions performance (slightly above average for a NES compliant woodburner).
  • Very good efficiency (above average for a NES compliant woodburner).
  • Can be installed in Hastings Zone 1.
  • Can be installed in Otago Air Zone 1 towns of Alexandra, Cromwell, Clyde, Arrowtown and in Milton.

But

  • Can't be installed in most Canterbury clean air zones after 31 October 2017.
  • Can't be installed in some parts of the Nelson Urban Area.

Our assessment

Testing for emissions, efficiency and power output using AS/NZS 4012/4013 was carried out by an independent lab in New Zealand.

We analyse data from National Environmental Standards (NES) testing to generate scores out of 10 for emissions and efficiency, along with an overall score. This gives us a clear picture of the performance, features and specifications for almost every model on the market.

Where available, we've also included the NZHHA output results. These results reflect the absolute maximum heat output you could achieve in your home.

Price is from the manufacturers’ survey and is without a flue kit unless stated otherwise.

Overall score includes:
Efficiency (60%)
Emissions (40%)

Key data

Model

Type
Freestanding
Avg price
$2999

Specifications

Emissions (g/kg)
0.6
Efficiency (%)
72
Power output (kW)

10

Meets NES standards
NZHHA test power output (kW)

14

Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
540 x 745 x 570
Radiant or convector
Both

Features

Wetback
No
CM1 Emissions (g/kg)
n/a
CM1 Efficiency (%)
n/a
ULEB
No
LEB
Yes
Hastings
Yes
Central Otago
Yes
Special features
Direct vent flue system, 100% air used drawn from out of the house, Designated gas combustion chambers, High output from low fuel consumption. Customised colours.

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