In many past posts, we’ve discussed in significant detail how outdoor furnaces are a cost-effective source of heating energy. Owners who cut their own wood, or can obtain free wood as fuel, can entirely eliminate their heating bills. Over a 10-year period, a homeowner or business may save $10,000 to $50,000 or more on heating costs. That being said, there are some advantages of outdoor residential furnaces that make them, by far, the most convenient and practical option for whole home heating. Here’s a quick rundown of the basic advantages that only an outdoor residential furnace can provide.
Wood burning furnaces only need filled once each day.
Many people assume that wood burning furnaces require more daily maintenance than they actually do. But the fact is, these claims are highly exaggerated, and an efficiently burning outdoor furnace shouldn’t need filled with wood more than once each day. Furthermore, current owners of outdoor furnaces report that they are using up to 25% to 70% less wood compared to traditional wood furnaces and of course have far more efficient heating compared to using other heating sources or fuel sources. When all is said and done, properly maintained furnaces should keep your whole home warm with just one short fire-feeding session per day.
Wood burning stoves can heat other elements, like your swimming pool or personal spa.
Some buyers don’t realize that their outdoor furnace heats more than just their home, though that is the primary use for it. If you have a swimming pool or hot tub, you can prevent the need for a separate heating device by hooking it up directly to your wood burning furnace. A professional can help you install the addition correctly.
Wood burning furnaces keep the outdoor elements where they belong: outside.
Finally, most people don’t think about this benefit until they experience what it’s like not to have it. Unlike some other forms of household heating, residential furnaces don’t require you to bring any wood inside. They leave a large distinction between indoor and outdoor elements, ensuring that bugs, dirt, dust, smoke, and other debris related to your furnace never makes its way inside your home.
Currently, there are approximately 200,000 outdoor wood furnaces in use. Knowing the full range of practical and efficient outdoor furnace advantages can help you make the most informed decision for your home heating needs.