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Firenzo

Contessa AG10 (Wetback)

score

73

Avg price

$4525

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 59
      Emissions
    • 83
      Efficiency

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    Good points

    • NES (clean air) approved for urban areas.
    • Very good efficiency (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

        $4525

      Specifications

      • Emissions (g/kg)

        1

      • Heating efficiency (%)

        73

      • Power output (kW)

        10

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

        -

      • Dimensions WxHxD (mm)

        638 x 710 x 505

      • Radiant or convector

        Both

      Features

      • Wetback

      • CM1 Emissions (g/kg)

        n/a

      • CM1 Efficiency (%)

        n/a

      • ULEB

      • LEB

      • Hastings

      • Central Otago

      • Special features

        Not inclusive of Heater Water

      More info

      • Notes

        -

      Member reviews

      1 Member review

      Contessa Wetback free standing

      Pros

      the heat out put is great even with the wetback
      it is linked with a solar water heating system so the winter heating bills are low

      Cons

      the wide front shallow depth is a problem with ash for some types of wood perhaps consider the Kitcher if you have enough space in the room. keeping it on the hight air setting consumes the wood more completely and throws out lots of heat but does go through wood faster .

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Rob L.

      Used 6 months or more