Do you need a dual fuel option on your outdoor wood furnace?
No. 1) Your outdoor wood furnace is designed to be incorporated with an existing
indoor heating system such as a hot water boiler or a forced air furnace. In most
instances, without an existing indoor heating distribution system in your home
such as baseboard radiators or ductwork, there would be no way to distribute the
heat throughout your house.
No. 2) Most outdoor wood furnace warranties stipulate that if you do not have
an existing indoor heating system for backup in case your outdoor wood furnace
fails, they will not be held liable for any damages caused by this. Also, most
insurance companies require a backup indoor heating system.
No. 3) If your dual fuel outdoor wood furnace has a water circulation failure
caused by a water loss, circulating pump failure, or a power outage, the whole
system is rendered useless because without water there is no way to transfer
the heat from your dual fuel outdoor wood furnace to your house.But if you have
an existing backup indoor heating system, this system would turn on and heat
your house if this happens.
No. 4) The added cost of purchasing a dual fuel option on the outdoor wood
furnace is almost the same as buying and indoor furnace which in most cases
will out last any dual fuel outdoor wood furnace.
No. 5) When your dual fuel outdoor wood furnace becomes unusable because of
a major failure such as corrosion or weld failure, the whole system including
the dual fuel option is no longer functional. This is not the case if you have
existing indoor heating system because it is separate from your outdoor wood
furnace. Your investment on two separate heating systems as we recommend is
money well spent and wisely spent.
No. 6) Since the outdoor wood furnace is connected to and incorporated with
your indoor furnace and heating system, your indoor furnace thermostat is set
to sense if your outdoor wood furnace fire has gone out or is not producing
enough heat. In return, your existing indoor furnace will heat your house and
the water going back out to your outdoor wood furnace to keep it from freezing
providing the circulating pumps are on.
No. 7)Dual fuel option on outdoor wood furnaces are very inefficient due to
the fact that they must heat up hundreds of gallons of water in comparison to
an indoor boiler which only has to heat several gallons of water to do the same
No. 8)And here is the most important fact that our competitors who sell dual
fuel outdoor wood furnaces conveniently do not tell you. You do not
need a dual fuel option on your outdoor wood furnace if you already
have an existing indoor furnace which is operational and in working order.