Traditional wood burners have been improved and refined with better efficiencies to produce heat. You can find contemporary versions of the old potbellied stove that can heat a huge area and is designed with a style. You can adjust add-on wood furnaces to existing fuel oil and propane furnaces, offering an optional or dual form of heating. Recently, an outdoor wood burner is becoming more and more popular, especially to those with good access to wood and want to replace their conventional heating methods.
How Outdoor Wood Burners Work
Wood-burning hydronic heaters are wood-fired water heaters placed in the outdoors away from the space being heated. Often, the firebox heat exchanger is surrounded by a water jacket and water is circulated to the house or other structure using insulated underground pipes. As the heated water is brought into the building, professionals can design it to work with existing heating systems. Outdoor wood burners can heat multiple buildings from one furnace. They can heat barns, greenhouses, workshops, pools, and garages.
Efficiency of Outdoor Wood Boilers
An outdoor coal boiler can be the solution that homeowners are looking for to address higher energy prices. Modern outdoor wood furnaces take advantage of developments in heating technology. They can be set up outside a home and using water-to-air heat exchangers, burning cleanly and efficiently. Usually, the boiler can be connected to your existing systems for heat distribution.
As all fuel is kept outside, you don’t deal with the mess associated with indoor wood stoves. Your outdoor wood burner unit will burn all sizes and kinds of wood. In fact, even knotty pieces that are not easy to split can be burned. With this furnace, you just have to feed the outdoor wood stove once or twice per day, even in the coldest weather. The heated water surrounds the firebox, and course through pex tubing to your house where heat exchangers convert it to hot air that your existing system will disperse.
Oil, gas, and coal are nonrenewable resources and costs for these commodities have increased. Also, the prices of electricity are surging. These fuels’ impact on the environment is also a factor that should be taken into account. Home systems are not efficient, unless constantly and professionally maintained. There is no other source of warming your home that provides you with all the benefits of timber-fueled system. Outdoor wood burners are eco-friendly, cost-effective, and energy-efficient.