A forced air wood furnace will require less installation costs, as it does not require ductwork. However, a boiler will be more efficient in terms of heating your home. Some newer outdoor wood boilers have a catalytic converter installed, to allow for a more efficient burn and treatment of the exhaust before it leaves the unit.
These wood furnaces feature fireboxes that are 3/8” thick. The water jacket bottom is also 3/8” thick with the sides and top being 3/16”. They have a flat cast grate and each furnace is pre wired with only one connection to a power supply necessary, making them basically plug and play. Each comes with; lock down vault assembly door latch, two 1” supply and two 1” return nipples. Also includes a water level sight gauge and a digital thermostat to control the combustion blower.
It’s important to consult with a professional about what would be the best option for your home. This unit is a Water to Air Heat Exchanger for use in your hot air plenum of your existing forced air furnace. This unit is most commonly used in conjuction with an outside wood furnace to transfer heat into your existing forced air system. The outdoor wood boiler is a variant of the classic wood stove adapted for set-up outdoors while still transferring the heat to interior buildings. The HeatMasterss team is always improving our outdoor furnaces so you can live in comfort and freedom. Our outdoor furnaces come with automated “cruise control” options that help achieve longer burn times, reduce creosote, and give optimal performance in all conditions.
Managing fuel costs in the current climate of fluctuating fuel prices is difficult. Wouldn’t you like to reduce and control your fuel cost…and not just for this season, but for years to come? Convert your wood residue to fuel and immediately reduce your operating costs, but more importantly, gain control over ever-unpredictable and rising fuel prices. Imagine, one ton of dry wood is the BTU equivalent of 85 gallons of heating oil, 120 gallons of propane, and 115 therms of natural gas!
It is important to note that our system will interface with your existing heating system – even if you have a forced air heating system. Many people have the misperception that they cannot use our system to heat their home unless they have baseboard heat. Most of our customers have a forced air system that blows warm air into their home through registers. Our pictures of wooda system hooks into a forced air system through the use of a heat exchanger that looks like an auto radiator. This device is installed in your plenum – the box above your furnace where the warm air is blowing. The heated water circulates through this device and when the furnace blower fan turns on, nice warm air is delivered to your entire home or building.
Heat your space for far less money than fuel oil and propane. Owners who have scrap wood sources or cut their own basically eliminate their “fuel” costs. Energy savings allow traditional outdoor wood furnace owners to dramatically lower their heat costs.