Updated 26 May 2017

FERVA

Saturn

Bottom line: This ultra-low emission freestanding woodburner is approved for use in clean-air zones (such as some parts of Canterbury and Nelson) where other burners are prohibited. It produced 12.4 kW when NES tested. It has a predominantly convective heating mode and is NES (clean-air) approved for urban areas. It has excellent emissions performance (significantly above average for a NES compliant woodburner) and excellent efficiency (significantly above average for a NES compliant woodburner).

Saturn
Consumer score
91
Avg price

$5299

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Test results

Overall score
Excellent
91
Emissions
Excellent
9.2/10
Efficiency
Excellent
9.1/10

Good points

  • NES (clean air) approved for urban areas.
  • Excellent emissions performance (significantly above average for a NES compliant woodburner).
  • Excellent efficiency (significantly 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.
  • Can be installed anywhere in Canterbury (including all Clean Air Zones).
  • Can be installed anywhere in the Nelson urban area.

But

(No obvious bad points.)

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
$5299

Specifications

Emissions (g/kg)
0.2
Efficiency (%)
76
Power output (kW)

12.4

Meets NES standards
NZHHA test power output (kW)

18.9

Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
592 x 1124 x 542
Radiant or convector
Convector

Features

Wetback
No
CM1 Emissions (g/kg)
0.4
CM1 Efficiency (%)
73
ULEB
Yes
LEB
Yes
Hastings
Yes
Central Otago
Yes
Special features
Thermoelectric convection fan (an industry first no 230V connection required), cook top, Downdraught technology, USB Port for chraging devices

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Notes
Price includes flue kit.

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