Why don’t you offer a dual-fuel option on your furnaces?
While this option may look appealing at first glance, it really doesn’t offer anything most customers don’t already have in the form of an existing indoor heat source. When installing a furnace you can set the existing heat source as the back up as simply as using another thermostat. Then if there is a power outage or a pump failure, there is still heat for the customer whereas the dual-fuel furnace would give you no back up.
Why is it that MF eSeries furnaces can burn multiple fuels (wood, coal, corn) and others can’t?
What allows our MF eSeries to burn multiple fuels is the air being blown under the rocker grates and below the fuel being burned. Our MF eSeries works particularly well with lump coal and cob corn.
What is the difference between a forced air and natural draft furnace?
The difference is how the air to stoke the fire is brought in to the firebox. Natural draft furnaces open a damper that allows air to draw in to the firebox directly from outside. Forced air furnaces use blowers to blow air directly in to the firebox with more control then natural draft furnaces while also having the option of using variable speeds to better control your firebox burn rate. They also allow the furnace to burn hotter.
What is the difference between a pressurized and non-pressurized furnace?
Pressurized furnaces are sealed systems that operate on higher temperatures and use steam power to heat. They can generally put out more BTU’s but are made only for large industrial purposes. While they do put out more BTU’s they offer more danger to the customer and cost more money to purchase and maintain because you need a certified boiler technician to install and repair the furnace. Pressurized furnaces are usually only available in industrial size models.
Why do some wood burning furnaces have a longer warranty?
Always read what the manufacturer will guarantee and warrant, the longer the warranty gives the customer the assurance that they are purchasing a quality wood furnace, it also expresses the manufacturer’s confidences in their product.
Can wood burning furnace burn different types of fuel?
Yes and No, No if the furnace does not have grates or a forced air system it will not function properly or effectively when burning multiple types of fuel such as wood, coal or cob corn..
Is an outdoor wood burning furnace considered a good investment?
Yes, the people that have invested in a good quality furnace have stated that, the payback is short-term and the financial and health benefits are long-term.
Will an outdoor wood burning furnace add value to my home?
Yes it will add value because it is a safe and the most economical way to heat a home, providing you install a furnace that has a reputation for efficiency and long term quality. Example, you are selling your home and another one similar to yours is for sale and all things being equal, except you are asking $10,000.00 more for your house. The other house has a heat and hydro cost which is in excess of $4,000.00 a year and will increase as heating and hydro costs go up. Your heat and hydro cost is only $1,500.00 for the year. Which house do you think will sell first?