Updated 26 May 2017
Bottom line: This freestanding woodburner produced 12.3 kW when NES tested. It has a predominantly radiant and convective heating mode and is NES (clean-air) approved for urban areas. It has OK emissions performance (though slightly below average for a NES compliant woodburner) and good efficiency (slightly above average for a NES compliant woodburner).
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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.
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10 Jul 2015, Russell C.
Product use: 6 months or more
Puts out great heat once you get it really going.We live in Rolleston, near Christchurch & have a 10 year old double glazed house of approx 200 sq mts.A few years ago we had heavy snow & freezing tempratures.We stoked the Tropicair up as we had thin blooded north islanders staying.We had to open all the internal doors because it got so warm in the immediate vicinity of the fire.It's so easy with this fire to heat the whole house up.
Have to clean the glass more often than I'd like.
Yes, I recommend this product.