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Warm Your Home With A Wood Furnace

Jun 28, 2008
Wood furnace is also known as a coal fired furnace that burns wood or coal in a sealed firebox to heat an exchanger.

Wood furnace usually sits outdoor. It looks much like a small utility building is firewood, water coated stove. The water in the covering is heated and pumped underground through insulated pipes to the building that needs to be heated and at this point the heat from the water is extracted. This process is cheap and it can adapt easily to all heating system. The outdoor wood furnace is very simple, effective, and safe and cost efficient.

And as a bonus, it also takes cares of all your domestic hot water needs; the element in your hot heater never kicks in. There are also some wood furnace models that fit inside the shop or woodshed. The basic components of a wood furnace included the cabinet or jacket, firebox, blower, access doors for stroking and cleaning and small blower to fan the fire when more heat is needed. Electric air cleaner, air performance media filter, humidifier, evaporator coil for central air and a coil to make domestic water are some of the accessories used in wood furnace.

Sometimes you might need a condensate pump that you will used to dispose of the water produced by the dehumidifying action of air conditioning. Extra precautions must be taken with regards to air conditioning, evaporating coil as well as duct works clearance from combustibles due to high temperature in the supply plenum. You should always be sure to check the manufacturer's recommendation. A combination of wood furnace will contain an oil or gas burner as a backup.

The proper sizing of a wood furnace is very important for comfort and performance but the output and blower size should not be guessed at but it should be professionally calculated. The air distribution is also critical and just as involved as any central heating system, if not more so because of building code requirements. If your system is not correct, the accessories will not work properly either. The humidifier, air filter, air purifier and central cooling should match the system and will not accomplish their task if the furnace is too big.

Wood furnaces is used to save a home and business owner valuable money in heating cost because wood furnaces is a great heating method if they are use in a safe way. Outdoor wood furnace is safer than an in home wood heater. It has been also distinguished that outdoor wood furnace is likely to burn more efficiently than indoor wood stoves. There are still many individuals who are happier with the money they are saving in their indoor wood stove, however with more efficient burning an outdoor wood furnace could conserve even more money and efficient burning also means that you will not have to feed wood into the fire many times a day.

It depends on the type of wood furnace model you have, the exact amount you have to put in it but many outdoor wood furnace models only need wood once a day. Using an outdoor wood furnace is more convenient because you can put it beside the wood file, less worries of bringing woods inside your home which eliminates the mess of bugs; ash, saw dust, and dirt in the house. Outdoor wood furnace is cost savings too; there is no more need to use gas or electricity to heat domestic water, hot tubs because it will do it better at a lower cost compare in using an indoor wood furnaces.
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