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Firenzo

Bronte AG Top Outlet

score

79

Avg price

$3240

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 60
      Emissions
    • 93
      Efficiency

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    Good points

    • NES (clean air) approved for urban areas.
    • Excellent efficiency (significantly above average for a NES compliant woodburner).
    • Can be installed in Hastings Zone 1.

    Bad points

    • Below average emissions performance for a NES compliant woodburner.
    • Can't be installed in Otago Air Zone 1 (Alexandra, Cromwell, Clyde, Arrowtown) or in Milton.
    • Can't be installed in Canterbury clean air zones.
    • Can't be installed in some parts of the Nelson Urban Area.

    How we test

    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%)

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      Model

      • Type

        Freestanding

      • Avg price

        $3240

      Specifications

      • Emissions (g/kg)

        1

      • Heating efficiency (%)

        76

      • Power output (kW)

        8

      • Meets NES standards
      • NZHHA test power output (kW)

        -

      • Dimensions WxHxD (mm)

        610 x 660 x 465

      • Radiant or convector

        Both

      Features

      • Wetback

      • CM1 Emissions (g/kg)

        n/a

      • CM1 Efficiency (%)

        n/a

      • ULEB

      • LEB

      • Hastings

      • Central Otago

      • Special features

        -

      More info

      • Notes

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      Member reviews

      3 Member reviews

      Great woodburner

      Pros

      I have had my Bronte 19 years and have only had to replace the fire bricks once. The cast iron top means that it continues to warm the room after the wood has burned away, so gives all night heat. I have the wetback version and can turn off electric water-heating for most of winter

      Cons

      Fire bricks were difficult to install

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Judy W.

      Used 6 months or more

      Firenzo Bronte

      Pros

      Goes well at times,

      Cons

      Went well for 5 years, then started to go out and filled room with smoke.

      Recommend it?

      Maybe, it depends on what you're after.

      Jack N.

      Used 6 months or more

      Great product

      Pros

      We enjoy the advantages of radiating heat compared to in wall mounted predecessor. Solid fir that holds its heat in the cast iron casing.

      Cons

      The model with the legs (like ours) shows the ash more easily that the one with the ash draw underneath.

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Lance S.

      Used 6 months or more