Updated 26 May 2017

Tropicair

Duo

Snapshot: The Tropicair Duo Is an ultra-low emission burner (ULEB) that can be used where others are banned. But how does its performance compare to other ULEBs?

Duo
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$4725

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Test results

Overall score
97
Emissions
?/10
Efficiency
?/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
$4725

Specifications

Emissions (g/kg)
0.1
Efficiency (%)
79
Power output (kW)

15.1

Meets NES standards
NZHHA test power output (kW)

15.2

Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
620 x 970 x 365
Radiant or convector
Both

Features

Wetback
Optional
CM1 Emissions (g/kg)
0.35
CM1 Efficiency (%)
74
ULEB
Yes
LEB
Yes
Hastings
Yes
Central Otago
Yes
Special features
150mm 4m SS flue, Down draft styled, Colour finish choice, 2 base options, BUT cannot buy without flue kit $5490. Base dimensions are for lowbase. 620 x 1170 x 365 Woodbase

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