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Woodburners

Metro

ECO Trend Insert

score

62

Avg price

$1522

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 65
      Emissions
    • 60
      Efficiency

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    Good points

    • NES (clean air) approved for urban areas.
    • OK emissions performance (though slightly below average for a NES compliant woodburner).
    • Can be installed in Hastings Zone 1.

    Bad points

    • Below average efficiency or 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

        Insert

      • Avg price

        $1522

      Specifications

      • Emissions (g/kg)

        0.9

      • Heating efficiency (%)

        65

      • Power output (kW)

        7.4

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

        15

      • Dimensions WxHxD (mm)

        810 x 650 x 685

      • Radiant or convector

        Both

      Features

      • Wetback

        Optional

      • CM1 Emissions (g/kg)

        n/a

      • CM1 Efficiency (%)

        n/a

      • ULEB

      • LEB

      • Hastings

      • Central Otago

      • Special features

        Add Vitreous enamel fascia. "Built-In" capable with additional components. Dimensions W & H are fascia - Depth is fascia & firebox. Wetback option non-clean-air zones only. NZ made.

      More info

      • Notes

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      Member reviews

      1 Member review

      Pretty average

      Pros

      It eventually gives out more heat than the real dog of a fire it replaced. we mostly use our Wee Rad in the kitchen which is so different from this - it's a bit hard to believe.

      Cons

      It's probably badly installed by Heatshop Wairarapa, but, they changed ownership and the new owners won't look at it unless we pay. When we asked them to come out and clean the chimneys and check it - they never turned up.
      So:

      - it's very difficult to light. After a couple of years we have this figured... Ignore the instructions, use firelighters and pine cones and leave
      - It regularly burns so poorly on start-up that smoke pours out of the heat vents. That has to be totally wrong!
      - it takes ages to start burning properly, much less give off heat.
      - if this was our only heat source - we'd freeze

      Recommend it?

      No, this product has too many drawbacks.

      Hamish W.

      Used 6 months or more