With residential, commercial and industrial heating requirements a primary consumer of energy, the world is looking for more sustainable heating sources. As populations grow, and businesses expand their footprints, there’ll likely be a corresponding increase in non-sustainable energy consumption. Not only is petroleum and electricity unsustainable, as a source of heating, but they can also be costly. An efficient wood furnace can easily address the issues.
What Makes it the Furnace of Choice?
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), “…more than half (51% in 2015) of a household’s annual energy consumption is for just two energy end uses: space heating and air conditioning”. In 2021, the agency estimated that more than 42% of energy consumption, for residential use, came from natural gas, with just 7% accounting for renewal energy sources. That’s a fraction of renewal energy consumption, but accounts for a pretty significant chunk of expenditure for heating.
So, what can home and business owners do switch to more renewal energy sources? A good start would be switching (or adopting) an outdoor wood burning furnace. There are several reasons why you’d opt for a forced air, hot air furnace – the most important of which is their water-less characteristic. That’s because a water-based furnace is the number one enemy of any home or business. Water-caused damage is also a very common occurrence in failing or improperly installed water furnaces. And that’s why many retail businesses, factories and homes make wood-burning furnaces their heating method of choice.
Why Outdoor Furnaces are the Right Choice
Fixing leaks from water furnaces can become into a major expenditure for business and property owners. Over time, even a small amount of water can spread its damage throughout the property. Because such leaks don’t always occur in easy to spot places, they continue to persist and, over time, lead to bigger headaches – mold growth!
Once mold takes hold, it’s hard to get rid of. It’s also very expensive to treat, and costly to repair mold damage caused to building, structural elements, and furnishing and accessories. In most cases, you’ll pay out of pocket to address those issues because most insurance policies won’t include coverage for mold damage. But that’s not all: Mold can also be a serious health hazard, and most healthcare plans won’t cover those treatments either!
When choosing a forced air water-less wood furnace, you’ll never need to worry about water leakages. That’s because wood burning furnaces don’t depend on water to heat your property.
- Wood burning furnaces are an ideal heating solution for homes or businesses that do not have an existing heating system. Existing elements like ductwork, radiators or boilers don’t pose a challenge – or simply choose a ductless installation
- They a perfect choice for individuals and families who typically leave their homes, cabins or cottages unattended
- You can leverage your current furnace infrastructure, or use built-in furnace fans that top of the line wood-burning furnaces provide
- Installing an outdoor wood burning furnace is convenient when you don’t want to deal with bringing and stocking wood inside. You’ll never have to then deal with bugs, insects and termites that wreak havoc indoors
True, choosing wood furnaces can be a more cost-effective alternative to conventional heating solutions. But your choice to go the wood-burning route also makes it a more renewal choice. And it brings convenience to the lives of home and business owners.