Overview

$6,934

RRP

Above RRP includes engine ($5896), frame ($781), and log set burn media ($257). This does not include flueing. 

Designed and made in New Zealand

The Rinnai Evolve 952 provides a modern impact to any room and boasts a high heat output of up to 8.1kW. Choose between modern burn media or traditional logs and a choice of two frames.  What's more, with the Rinnai power flue system the fire can be installed where other fires cannot go.

Temperature control
Back to basics simple infra-red remote for easy operation, or for more features such as timers and thermostatic control, use the Rinnai Wi-Fi fireplace controller app, available from the App Store or Google Play.

Important: Evolve fires manufactured from April 2019 have inbuilt Wi-Fi capability. You can easily determine this as the operation guide provided with your fire will have a section on Wi-Fi control. If you don't have inbuilt Wi-Fi capability and you want Wi-Fi control, a Wi-Fi module is available for purchase, part number R7000 (RRP $220 plus installation). This will need to be fitted by a licensed gasfitter.

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Product Details

Suitable for living rooms and open plan areas. The versatile power flue system makes for easy installation in almost any living space, including bedrooms.

Heating areas (up to)
- Upper North Island 129 m²
- Central and lower North Island 77 m²
- South Island 65 m²

Technical Specifications

INPUT

10-34

OUTPUT

2.3-8.1

EFFICIENCY

86%

* kW output and energy star rating will vary according to gas type and flue configuration.
Gas Type

Available for Natural Gas or LPG, specify at the time of the purchase.

Convection fan

3-speed fan. Heat is distributed from the top of the appliance.

Data plate

Inside the appliance on the upper right hand side.

Gas connection

½ " BSP, the gas supply terminates inside the heater—lower left hand side of the appliance.

Ignition

Continuous spark electronic ignition.

Noise level

37-45 dB(A)

Flue

Power flue. Inner 50 mm, outer 70-80 mm. Appliance MUST be installed with a Rinnai flue system.

Power consumption
  • High 90 W
  • Standby < 8 W

The Evolve has a 1.5 m power cord with a three pin plug supplied. The power cord passes through a slot in the back left hand corner of the appliance.

Safety devices

Flame failure sensing system, pressure relief, overheat safety switch, air temperature sensor, thermal fuse, overcurrent fuse, and spark detector.

Temperature control

The Evolve can be operated using the basic infra-red remote, or for more features, such as timers and thermostatic control, using Rinnai's Wi-Fi fireplace controller app available from the App Store or Google Play.

Weight

75 kg

General clearances

The minimum clearances listed below are measured from the edge of the glass.

  • Above - 400 mm
  • Sides - 400 mm (includes side walls)
  • In front - 1000 mm
Dimensions
  • These are the unit dimensions only, not the framing/cavity dimensions
  • Viewable glass dimensions 700 x 305 mm

Compliance

Supplier declaration of compliance:
Declaration number - 18424201712

Market release

February 2018

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FAQs

Yes. The majority of modern gas fires have electronic ignition and safety components that require electricity.

For customers concerned with power outages, there are commercially available battery backup systems. One provider is Helio (www.heliosps.co.nz) who supply systems specifically designed for use with gas space heaters and water heaters.
For flues terminating through the roof there is a requirement for how far the flue terminal needs to be from the building. This clearance is required to ensure products of combustion are cleared adequately. Rinnai recommends the flue cowl should have a 500 mm clearance from any part of the building.

For more information, refer to the installation manual of the gas fireplace you are interested in – available on our website.
With the exception of the Compact 2 model, all Rinnai fires may be suitable to have a TV installed above them.

Rinnai fires incorporate a fan that distributes warm air outwards into the room rather than directly upwards, meaning that installation of a TV may be an option. Please refer to the Specification guide for gas fireplaces for recommended installation clearances.

It is the responsibility of the owner to check the TV installation instructions with the TV supplier to verify clearances. Some TV manufacturers have warranty conditions that state a TV is not to be installed above a fireplace. Rinnai does not accept any responsibility for damage to a TV resulting from the use of this information.
This is a fireproofing box that isolates the appliance from combustible materials.

For the Linear, Evolve, Symmetry and Arriva models, this is integrated into the design of the fire. For the Neo inbuilt, Ember and Compact gas fires, a zero clearance frame or box needs to be purchased in addition to the fire if the installation requires isolation from combustible materials.
For reliable operation, Rinnai gas fires should be serviced every two years (including inspection of the flue system). If they are in a particularly dusty environment or subject to excess lint (for example dog hair, or where there are newly laid carpets) then annual servicing is recommended.

If you’d like to schedule a service, you can do this online or just give us a call: 0800 RINNAI (0800 746 624)

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