The Greenwood Hydronic Wood Furnace represents the latest innovation in wood burning boilers. Based on a tested design developed more than 20 years ago, the Greenwood wood boiler is the most efficient, wood burning boiler you can buy for your home. It is safe to operate, burns smoke- and creosote-free, and saves you up to 70% on your home heating bills. Our wood boiler is also easy on the environment -- the fuel you burn is a renewable resource and does not contribute to global warming. Finally, the Greenwood hydronic wood furnace is easy to install and works with a variety of heating systems and applications.
Most wood burning furnaces and wood boilers on the market today are unable to sustain a temperature of 1100º F or higher. They are built with a firebox made of steel which is surrounded by a jacket of water. This water jacket serves two purposes: it transfers heat from the firebox to the home heating system, and it cools the steel firebox and keeps it from melting. The problem is, by keeping the firebox cool, the water jacket also cools the fire and prevents it from burning at temperatures needed for complete combustion. That's why these units produce irritating smoke and potentially dangerous creosote.
Greenwood's hydronic wood furnace is built in an entirely different way. Our firebox is made of super-duty ceramic refractory, cast four to six inches thick, and surrounded by outer layers of insulation designed to keep the heat in. The natural draft system pulls air into the furnace which fans the flames and creates a roaring fire with sustained temperatures of 1800º to 2000º F. Heat from the fire is captured by a water tube heat exchanger located above the firebox in the path of the escaping superheated gases. The furnace extracts heat from these escaping gases, not the fire below.
This innovative design enables the Greenwood wood boiler to burn cleanly and operate at a very high level of efficiency. By the time the escaping gases leave the furnace, they have cooled to around 300º F. The 1700º F difference in temperature between firebox and the vent represents the amount of energy captured to heat your home. The Greenwood hydronic furnace burns clean and delivers up to 85% of the wood's thermal energy to your home heating system
Here's why more people are buying a Greenwood high-efficiency system:
Clean Burning - Greenwood furnaces burn their fuel completely, leaving few particles to create smoke, creosote or ash.
Energy Efficient. Greenwood boilers approach 85 percent thermal efficiency. This means most of the heat released by burning wood is captured to heat your home.
Economical - Greenwood boilers reduce your overall heating costs. A study by the Canadian government found that wood fuel can cut home heating costs by up to 70 percent.
Certified Safe - Greenwood biomass and wood boilers meet strict UL and CSA standards for INDOOR operation. They are as safe to operate as a home water heater.
Environmentally Sound - Greenwood furnaces release no incremental emissions into the environment. Unlike fossil fuels, biomass fuels, such as wood, are a home grown and a fully renewable source of energy.
Easy Maintenance - Since Greenwood hydronic furnaces are clean burning, they do not need to be cleaned as often as wood stoves or inefficient outdoor wood boilers.
Reliable Design - Wood furnaces built with Greenwood's proven design have been in operation for many years and continue to provide reliable, low-cost home heating for their owners.
Superior Quality - Greenwood wood gasification boilers are manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility where skilled craftsman follow strict quality assurance procedures. Our furnaces are made with top-quality components and materials, including our durable cast-ceramic firebox.