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Do you use LP or Fuel oil? Do you have any idea how much it will cost you if our overseas supply cost goes up? Neither do I, so why wait and see. Here is the information you requested about outside wood fired boilers.

Outside wood fired boilers- everything you need to know.

Here are some questions and answers about wood fired boilers

Why an outside boiler?

NO MORE DUSTING Clean heat- with the furnace/boiler outside, several things are better for you. Your present furnace uses a lot of air for combustion. To get this air, fresh air is drawn into the house., bringing in a lot of dust. The outside furnace/boiler is totally separate from the house air supply. The air in your house stays there and is not consistently being replaced with new air that is loaded with dirt. When your existing furnace uses air from your living space, new air is drawn in through every crack it can find. With it comes cold and dust. When it gets inside your home the air is still, so the dirt settles on things and the clean air goes in the burner and out the chimney. Your home actually becomes a filter for the furnace. With our outside wood boiler/furnace all the things associated with burning wood is kept separate from the living space. All the bark, dirt, bugs, smell, are away from the house. Humidity remains in the house because you now have a boiler/furnace. These boilers put moisture into the air instead of drying out your house, furniture and your skin.

Our wood burning boilers are quiet. The noises from loading the boiler will not be heard in the house. When loading at odd hours, because your furnace is away from the house you don’t have to quietly lay your wood in the fireplace. This furnace can be loaded without disturbing your wife, children or your in-laws. This furnace runs totally silent, especially if you have hot water baseboard heat. However, if you have a heat exchanger installed in your existing furnace then your furnace will use the blowers the same way it does now. It just doesn’t kick on the fuel for the heat. It gets the heat from your boiler/furnace outside. The circulating pump will simply circulate water through the heat exchanger and your existing furnace will operate normally with your present thermostat.

These boilers/furnace are simple, and very efficient. They are capable of burning any kind of wood, soft or hard, pallets and scrap blocking, waste from any kind of production that are wood related.

We will build these to customer needs. We customized for very large shops to the small 350 gal for trailer and smaller applications. We customize them for monster tobacco barns also greenhouses and other large heating customers.

Our boilers/furnace works excellent and super efficient because of our special double bypass system. This system allows for the exhaust to pass through two sections of tubes that are full of water. It reclaims more of the heat from the exhaust than any other furnace.

Our boilers/furnace easy to install, usually done in one day. A concrete pad is nice but NOT necessary. We bury the pipes to the building to be heated. Then the heated water from the boiler/furnace is connected to , either the radiator type heat exchanger we install in your present hot air furnace. We utilize your present heating system!This is just like a extra air conditioning add on coil your present furnace doesn’t know the difference. Then we connect the domestic hot water coil to your present hot water heater.

This boiler/furnace will generate all the hot water your family, including extra guests, can possible use. A very simple splice in the line and that task is done.

“A wood customer has 3 little girls with him when I delivered a load several years ago. When he ordered another load about 6 years later I asked him how those little girls were. He corrected me by saying. " Those are not little girls anymore." I was thinking, " yeah, they are probably young women now". He then added. "They are fish!" I am confused so I say, "Fish!?" He says, "Yeah, they get in the shower for hours at a time. If I had to pay propane or electric to heat that much water, it would kill me!” Point is. You can not possibly use as much hot water as this boiler/furnace can generate.

Why our boiler?

This is an easy one. Our boiler/furnace evolves from the first one made in the early 80"s. The design is a copy from boilers made in the 1800's. They knew how to make them very efficient even then. They are even better now.

We have a electric fan induced combustion blower that forces the air into the bottom of the boiler/furnace where the ashes go. The air at that time completes the combustion of the ashes. The air is then heated and it then goes up through the grates where it burns the wood. Forced air combustion is more efficient because it burns free oxygen creating a much hotter fire.

Why is this important?

The ash pan is a very important part of the construction of the boiler/furnace. I repeat, this is a very important part of our stove's construction. When the oxygen in blown into the ash compartment, it totally finishes burning all of the wood and charcoal pieces that fall through the grates. Oxygen also is burned. This is free heat that only works when it is super heated with the ashes. The oxygen then goes up and into the combustion process with the wood in the firebox. Then it enters the burning process and actually helps speed up the burning instead of cooling down the smoke in the firebox. This is a major problem with other furnaces that inject cold air from top down. It cools the smoke and makes creosote that sticks on the inside of the furnace and the chimney. Some furnace manufactures actually have a small eves trough type of a containment system to collect this creosote. This can add up to several buckets by the end of heating season. You cannot imagine what a mess this makes. I say you do not want this at any cost. Learning how to burn wood has a lot to do with this problem and having a furnace with a large enough water capacity so that it can burn at its potential is a serious consideration with this problem. You should burn small fires with dry wood and you should get longer burns. (Here’s a tip - smaller round wood burns hotter and longer than split wood.) You should throw in round wood as long and big around as you can. One of my customers made a gurney on wheels with an extension so he could put the wood on and roll it into the boiler/furnace. He then pulled a lever and rolled the wood off the extension. Way easier on his back, fingers and arms.

The ash pan is of great importance in the burning of wood. It is the final place where the pyrolytic action takes place. The ashes are further condensed to almost pure mineral form . Our ashes will condense to almost 2 to 1. Compare that to almost every other outside boiler built today. That is a very important fact. Our ash build-up is a fraction of our competitors!

These boilers/furnaces are made in the USA and have been in production for over 20 years. A fact I considered when deciding to promote them to my wood burning customers. I have been delivering fire wood for 25 years and have seen every kind of boiler/furnace you can imagine. This boiler is the best one I have seen anywhere. I discovered it right here in Reed City, MI. A good friend of mine has had one for over 8 years and absolutely loves it. After comparing his wood usage to others and seeing the way it burns, how the double bypass system for getting all the heat from the exhaust I truly believe this is the best boiler/furnace on the market for the money.

To make a good business decision on purchasing you should come and see what this boiler/furnace is made of . We will show you all the options available. From the small model for mobile homes to the monster with the 4 ft door that burns pallets. Holds 1000 gallons of water and can heat a factory. If you are paying to get rid of pallets and have a need for any heat and hot water, here is an answer. Your pallets can heat your factory.

This boiler/furnace is so adaptable to any existing furnace. If you have hot air, we install a heat exchanger directly in the plenum of your furnace. It simply turns on the circulating pump and hot water comes from the boiler/furnace and goes through the exchanger. If the boiler/furnace is out of wood and has cooled down. The furnace then turns on its original heating device and works as normal. It doesn’t know the difference.

If you have hot water baseboard heat. A natural. We simply “T” into the line and hook up to it. It is really that simple.

Adding heat to your garage can be done with either baseboard hot water heat or an overhead heat exchanger with a blower on it. You can almost instantly have a warm garage.

Do you have a hot tub? No problem. Do you want a heated pool? No problem. We simply add a large coil of copper inside the boiler/furnace for that application and your circulating pump from the pool sends water through the boiler.

When this furnace is delivered, it is plumbed, wired and ready to be filled with water. All you need is heat exchange for your furnace, bury the pipes, electric supply and a thermostat connection.

Our furnace can heat it all!