Outdoor Wood Furnaces

Outdoor Wood Furnaces

Responsible Ownership of Your Wood Furnace

DO BE CONCERNED about smoke emissions if you don’t have one of the smokeless outdoor wood furnaces: Consider prevailing wind direction when choosing site location If neighbors are close, get their agreement in writing before purchasing We think that 500 ft is a minimum distance to neighbors’ buildings Water can be piped great distances without […]

Outdoor Wood Furnaces

Proper Furnace Sizing

The size of an outdoor furnace must be matched to the requirements. While over-sizing is acceptable, under-sizing is not. All manufacturers use either a BTU rating or square footage capabilities. Since BTU’s in wood vary, the only true way is to state maximum heating capabilities in square feet. The key word here is that the […]

Outdoor Wood Furnaces

Wood Furnace Buying Guide

Things that you should examine before purchasing an outdoor furnace: LENGTH OF CHIMNEY If the furnace has an electric or manual damper, pipe length is important. In these furnaces a long chimney is needed to draw air over the fire in order to keep it burning. If the furnace has a forced air draft, then […]

Outdoor Wood Furnaces

Cost Comparison Chart

“Wood Heating Cost is Only 7% of Electric Heating Cost” The amount of heat created or used is measured in BTU’s. An average home uses 200,000,000 BTU’s of total energy for heating per year. This includes 25% usage for the heating of domestic water. Based on this total consumption, the following amounts of fuel would […]

Outdoor Wood Furnaces

How To Purchase An Outdoor Wood Furnace

Outdoor wood furnaces are springing up everywhere. Each year there are more and more manufacturers, and each claims to have the best product available. But which one really is the best? All outdoor wood furnaces work. There is no such thing as a cold fire. All outdoor wood furnaces produce heat and lots of it. […]