An outdoor wood furnace is essentially a heater that is powered by wood. Outdoor wood boilers have been around for a long time. They are a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to heat your home. How it works By converting wood to energy, gasification - as it is called - enables an outdoor wood furnace to heat your home, garage, pool, outbuildings, and more. Heat breaks down wood into syngas, a hydrogen and carbon-rich gas, that is then burned to heat water in an outdoor furnace.
Outdoor Wood Boiler: Pros & Benefits A wood furnace is an excellent option for those who have ready access to firewood. Energy Independence It is often most important to people looking for alternatives that you are not dependent on oil companies, electric companies, propane companies, or gas companies. You are in charge. The person who provides your house and hot water will be you, whether you cut your own wood or buy it from a local firewood vendor. Durable The type of steel used in the manufacturing of an outdoor boiler is among the most important factors to consider. Titanium enhanced 409 stainless steel is used by HeatMaster for its outdoor boilers, which resist corrosion and can withstand continuously high temperatures. It also transfers heat more efficiently and won't crack or warp. An outdoor boiler should last a lifetime with proper maintenance. Clean burning While gasification furnaces produce fewer emissions, they also burn for a longer period of time. An outdoor boiler can burn all types of wood, and you only have to feed it once or twice a day with new technology.
Wood-burning outdoor fireplaces have some cons Having wood or fuel is the first hurdle you have to clear. The best choice may not be an outdoor wood furnace if you don't have access to wood. It still takes some time and effort The outdoor furnace won't work for you if you're looking for a quick fix that doesn't require any effort. There is some work involved. At least once a day, maybe twice a day, you will need to load your furnace. You will need to spend some time chopping, stacking and planning wood (this is a great family activity). Basic maintenance is also required to keep it working efficiently. Requires well-seasoned wood The best wood for outdoor furnaces is well-seasoned wood. This wood requires time to become well-seasoned. Wood with over 25% water content can be burned but will cause creosote building that will make it necessary to clean more often. How to get wood properly A seasoned one needs the appropriate amount of time based on its properties. Depending on the wood, some types can be properly seasoned in a year, while others take longer. Testing the wood with a moisture metre is the only way to be sure. Your furnace should come with one.