Updated 26 May 2017

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Encore Urban Wet

Bottom line: This freestanding woodburner produced 6 kW when NES tested. It has a predominantly radiant and convective heating mode and is NES (clean-air) approved for urban areas. It has Borderline emisssions performance (significantly below average for a NES compliant woodburner) and OK efficiency (though slightly below average for a NES compliant woodburner). This is a wetback model tested with wetback fitted.

Encore Urban Wet
Consumer score
55
Avg price

$3950

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Test results

Overall score
OK
55
Emissions
Poor
4.2/10
Efficiency
OK
6.4/10

Good points

  • NES (clean air) approved for urban areas.
  • OK efficiency (though slightly below average for a NES compliant woodburner).

But

  • Borderline emisssions performance (significantly below average for a NES compliant woodburner).
  • Can't be installed in Hastings Zone 1.
  • Can't be installed in Otago Air Zone 1 towns of Alexandra, Cromwell, Clyde, Arrowtown and in Milton.
  • Can't be installed in Canterbury clean air zones.
  • 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
$3950

Specifications

Emissions (g/kg)
1.5
Efficiency (%)
66
Power output (kW)

6

Meets NES standards
NZHHA test power output (kW)

-

Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
600 x 845 x 480
Radiant or convector
Both

Features

Wetback
Yes
CM1 Emissions (g/kg)
n/a
CM1 Efficiency (%)
n/a
ULEB
No
LEB
No
Hastings
No
Central Otago
No
Special features
-

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Notes
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