After doing the last project. I was impressed by how well informed I became about an old, yet new form of heating. When it comes to generating heat in your home, this site covers the various ways to use the old fashioned wood burning furnace to warm your home. Furnaces are built better today with the ability to contain the burning embers more effectively. A wood furnace is generally made of welded steel featuring cast-iron doors. I had no idea they could generate well over 60,000 BTU’s and can heat spaces up to 1,800 square feet large.
If the thought of burning wood indoors makes you uncomfortable, consider the outdoor wood furnace that provides indoor heat for many areas of your home, but the heating unit is stored outside. This outdoor wood boiler can heat many buildings at the same time: the main house, garage, work room, separate office, guest house, etc. With an outdoor furnace, you still benefit from wood burning heat without the trouble of tending to a wood stove.
Maintaining a wood furnace is not that difficult but is serious business because failing to maintain your furnace could result in a house fire. Burn only dry seasoned wood. After cutting the wood it should sit from 6 months to one year. Do not over-fire your stove. Your fires should burn fast and hot and promote complete combustion. Slow and warm fires do not promote complete combustion. With hot fires you get maximum heat released and only a small accumulation of creosote in the flue. Check out the website for profab.org and buy a wood stove. If you can buy a wood burning stove with a fan to move the heat around the room. Read and understand all the instructions that come with your stove. Operating your furnace within the constraints in your instructions will give you the maximum use from your furnace and keep you within the safe operating guidelines.
To reduce the added precautions needed when using a wood furnace, use an outdoor wood boiler. The wood boiler sits outside your home 30 to 200 feet away from your house. The boiler works with your existing heating system: forced-air furnace, radiant baseboard, or radiant floor heating, giving you control over the thermostatic temperature. Because the unit sits outside you avoid a lot of indoor furnace maintenance and still enjoy the benefits of wood burning heat. I learned a lot about wood burning furnaces and my education about heating was brought into the twenty-first century. Now I know wood burning furnaces still have a place as a heating option for homes.