Updated 24 May 2019

Tropicair

Rua

Rua
Consumer score
83
Avg price

$3191

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Test results

Overall score
Very good
83
Emissions
Excellent
97%
Efficiency
Good
74%

Good points

  • NES (clean air) approved for urban areas.
  • Excellent emissions performance (significantly above average for a NES compliant woodburner).
  • Good efficiency (slightly above average for a NES compliant woodburner).
  • Can be installed in Hastings Zone 1.
  • Can be installed in Otago Air Zone 1 (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
$3191

Specifications

Emissions (g/kg)
0.2
Heating efficiency (%)
70
Power output (kW)

8.5

Meets NES standards
NZHHA test power output (kW)

9.9

Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
540 x 970 x 375
Radiant or convector
Both

Features

Wetback
No
CM1 Emissions (g/kg)
0.41
CM1 Efficiency (%)
70
ULEB
Yes
LEB
Yes
Hastings
Yes
Central Otago
Yes
Special features
Bundled with Flue and Plate hearth ($3990) 150mm 4m SS flue Can touch timber tangentially. Advised price $3191 Excludes Flue and Plate hearth

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