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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:
620 x 970 x 365
150mm 4m SS flue, Down draft styled, Colour finish choice, 2 base options, Base dimensions are for lowbase. 620 x 1170 x 365 Woodbase, BUT cannot buy without flue kit $5450
This fire was installed in a new home and it easily heats up our large living space. As woodburners go, it works perfectly if you follow the lighting instructions and it doesn't take long to get the hang of it.
We bought this model as it was the only one with a wetback approved for use Christchurch but we've found it has made a negligible difference to our water heating. It only seems to be a little bit effective and only if the fire is cranking on full for an entire day. In retrospect, we would have gone with different model of fire if we knew the wetback worked this poorly.
Technical support from Tropicair could be better.
Maybe, it depends on what you're after.