Alternative Heating - North Central August/September 2018

Turning Up the Heat - Which outdoor furnace is for you

  Choosing an outdoor wood furnace will give you long term benefits. You can eliminate most of your utility bill for your home and outdoor farm buildings. An outdoor furnace can heat several buildings at once as well as your domestic water. An outdoor wood furnace isn’t an installation you want to skimp on. Performance between models and companies can vary greatly.  Dozens of factors determine overall performance, but the furnace door and a good exhaust system are paramount. To increase longevity, following the manufacturers operating and maintenance instructions is important for keeping the furnace free from rust and creosote (a wood-burning by product) and are the most important things for proper maintenance. Keeping the corrosion inhibitor properly maintained is imperative.” 

Highlighted are several of the top outdoor wood furnace manufacturers to help you in your search for the perfect outdoor furnace.

 

CLASSIC EDGE

The Classic Edge outdoor wood furnace is easy to install and designed to perform, providing lower emissions and higher efficiency with less wood. The FireStar combustion controller automatically controls the gasification process and ensures the most efficient heat is delivered to your home. By adding the popular XP option, gain access to real-time performance of the furnace from anywhere. Central Boiler furnaces are the best choice if performance and value are important to you as they can heat multiple buildings and provide unlimited hot water. Both Classic and Classic Edge models provide peace of mind by remov­ing the threat of fire and carbon monoxide associated with burning wood indoors.

CENTRAL BOILER

800-248-4681

www.centralboiler.com

 

KLEAR SKY SERIES

Earth Manufacturing aims to provide professional-grade, simply designed, efficient and affordable hydronic wood boilers. Klear Sky, its latest series, is EPA certified and offers overall efficiency and reduced emissions. The units’ Earth-Bio Fuel Controller manages the furnace through Variable Combustion Technology including pulse and vari­able 02 allocation, Heat Smart wood fuel analysis, and Intelligent Catalytic pre-heat and burn. Other features include an in-line Clean Burn Catalyst Housing, Emissions Energy Transfer Chamber, Electronically Actuated Dampers, and H20 and 02 Diffusers.

EARTH OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACES

417-926-0400

www.earthoutdoor.com

 

DS STOVES – WHERE TRADITION, CRAFTMANSHIP AND QUALITY COME FIRST.

Since 1980, DS Stoves has been the “Made in the USA” choice for greenhouse, shop and or whole house heating solutions.  Located in Lancaster County, PA, this second generation family business puts its customers’ needs first, helping to select the best solution for their specific needs.  The DS line of products are manufactured in PA and shipped nationally via a robust national dealer network.  Or you can always visit the DS retail store in Gordonville PA, home to the manufacturing facility.  Additional products in the DS line include canners for home or commercial kitchens ranging from stove-top to free standing units.  Another agricultural focused product is the DS line of water troughs available in diverse sizes.

DS STOVES

717-768-3853

www.dsofpa.com

 

TOUGH ON WINTER, EASY ON YOU

If you’re looking for an outdoor furnace that promises long lasting, easy to use money savings with unmatched support, look no further than Heatmasterss furnaces. Released this spring, the NEW GS Series is available for a LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE and comes with industry leading efficiency and emissions, industry best warranty and features that make it easy to use and maintain.

The G Series, rated the #1 outdoor furnace for efficiency, cost and owner satisfaction by an independent study, offers smokeless loading, easy clean handle for convenient cleaning of heat exchange tubes and a sight glass so you can see the fire without opening doors.

HEATMASTER

877-325-9792

www.heatmasterss.com

 

X-SERIES

In May 2015, Heatmor released the new X-Series outdoor furnaces, the 200X and 350X, in response to the new EPA performance standards for hydronic heat­ers. The X-Series features a new stainless-steel flue design with more surface area, which improves efficiency and burns less wood than the previous CSS mod­els, according to Heatmor. Both the 200X and 350X maintain the proven updraft system, Heatmor’s unique ash auger system, water-cooled doors, and one of the best warranties in the industry.

HEATMOR

800-834-7552

www.heatmor.com

 

G-CLASS – ALL THE BEST FEATURES EVERY OUTDOOR FURNACE SHOULD HAVE.

G-Class is all about making wood burning as clean, simple and easy as possible while eliminating your high heating bills. To accomplish this, the G-Class is packed with an impressive array of features 7 of which are industry firsts which together deliver unmatched product value. You will love how easy the G-Class is to operate and how simple it is to maintain. You will love the smoke free combustion and be amazed at how much less wood you will burn (customers claim over 60% savings) when compared to older outdoor wood furnace technol­ogy. G-Class takes it to a whole new level. Learn more on our website.

POLAR FURNACE 507-254-0622

www.ultimateoutdoorfurnace.com

 

GT-6000

Nature’s Comfort’s GT-6000 is a three-stage downdraft wood-burning boiler that produces 250,000 btu. The smokeless unit uses high-temperature gasification and a honeycomb catalyst filter in the burn process, and is EPA certified. Controls are simple, with a shutoff switch on the front and back of the unit. The furnace is unique in that it contains more than 670 lbs. of firebrick, which produces a “flywheel effect” for storing heat and increasing efficiency, according to the company.

NATURE’S COMFORT

844-448-5313

www.naturescomfortllc.org

 

CROWN ROYAL PRISTINE SERIES

The Crown Royal Pristine line consists of two models of gasification furnaces designed to achieve high efficiency ratings while offering extremely low emissions. The EPA-certified units are intended to burn dried wood and can be installed in areas with the strictest emission laws. Pristine furnaces are constructed of 10-gauge 409 stainless steel, with a round design for the firebox and outer drum, which offers corrosion resistance, strength and optimal heat transfer. The units refire automatically when needed to maximize and control energy use and heat delivery.

GREENTECH MFG., INC.

866-361-7355

www.crownroyalstoves.com

 

Taylor Mfg., Inc. – Taylor Waterstove®

Tested and listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Taylor Waterstove® offers the safest way to heat any structure. All fire is taken out of your home or building and only hot water is pumped inside providing you with purer, cleaner air and lower insurance rates than with an indoor wood stove. Taylor units are also vented into the air, eliminating the dangers and regulations of a pressurized boiler. A Taylor unit will burn almost any wood cleanly, safely and efficiently.

TAYLOR MFG., INC.

910-862-2576

www.taylormfg.com