The Best Heat with your Outdoor Wood Furnace
Wood heat is like no other. It keeps you cozy, warm on those frigid nights. The number one complaint that we hear is that consumers are scared to turn up their thermostat (even by 1 degree) when heating with electric, propane, fuel oil or natural gas because they know it is going to cost them a fortune. You don’t have to be afraid to turn up the thermostat when heating with wood in your outdoor wood furnace. In most cases you will want to turn down the thermostat.
Wood is sold by the cord and measures 4’ x 4’ x 8’. Your wood should have a moisture content of around 20%. By seasoning your wood, you will get a lot more heat out of that same dry wood then if you were burning wet (green) wood. This is because a large amount of energy (BTU'S) is used to evaporate the water out of the wood before it is burnt in our outdoor wood furnace. We recommend burning a hard wood versus a soft wood but it depends on what is available to you.