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- High-efficiency tankless water heaters
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- Oil- and gas-fired boilers and furnaces
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- Wood-fired boilers and furnaces
Whether you want to heat with wood because it costs less than oil and gas, or you want to be self-sufficient by relying on local resources instead of foreign fuels, or you prefer the environmental aspects of heating with a renewable fuel source, wood offers many advantages. And we aren’t talking about the smoky beasts you see outside some homes and businesses. The “outdoor wood boilers” you see most often average about 40% efficiency, and some brands/models operate at less than 20% efficiency. Think about that for a minute. Whether you buy wood or cut your own, can you afford to be sending 60% of your money or sweat up the chimney? Maybe even more?
We sell only quality wood-burning appliances, many of which are rated for indoor installation. Even if you choose to install the system in a shed, garage, barn, or other outbuilding, isn’t it good to know that the equipment you are using is safe, reliable, and efficient? We even have high-efficiency boilers that come with an “outdoor kit” (a custom-designed metal shed for the boiler) that enables the boiler to be installed outdoors if indoor space is an issue, eliminating the need to use a traditional, inefficient outdoor boiler design.
We may have equipment from different brands available for the special requirements of different jobs. Some factors we may discuss with you include your wood supply (certain boilers are more efficient, but are also more picky about what quality wood they will burn), space restrictions and access to the final location of the boiler (some boilers can be extremely heavy, and others require storage tanks that act as thermal “batteries” to even out heat production), and electrical power availability (some boilers draw very little electrical power, which can be important if a building is powered by a solar-electric system). There isn’t a “one size fits all” solution in wood boilers, and we will ask a lot of questions in order to match the right boiler to your needs.
Gasification boilers maintain a flame temperature around 1800-2000 degrees, guaranteeing complete combustion with minimal, if any, smoke. Smoke is, after all, unused fuel that is being wasted. By burning the wood at that temperature, the natural wood gasses cook off and help to fully burn every last bit of the wood. A hot flame and no smoke mean that you can capture over 80% of the energy stored in the wood you burn. That’s similar efficiency to conventional oil- and gas-fired boilers.
The hot water produced by the boiler can be used to supply heat to your home, farm, or business directly if the boiler is installed inside, or through buried pipes if the boiler is installed in another building. A single boiler can be used to heat multiple buildings. We can send the hot water to baseboard heaters, radiant heat loops, unit fan heaters, or any other sort of water-fed heater. And, if you use forced-air heating, we can install a heat exchanger in the ductwork above the furnace, very similar to an automobile radiator, allowing the hot water to heat the air in the duct.
Of course, we can integrate this into your existing heating system, so you need not worry that the system needs constant tending. If you keep the wood fire going, it will heat your home. Let it go out, and your oil- or gas-fired system will come on automatically to keep you warm.
Economical, local, and environmentally-friendly... wood offers many advantages as a heating fuel. A quality wood heating system will be an investment in your future that you will enjoy for many years.