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Why You Should Consider a Wood Pellet Furnace

In a struggling economy we’re all looking for ways to save money and spend smarter. This includes our heating bill. That’s why more and more people are seeing the advantages of replacing gas/oil or electric based heating with wood burning alternatives like wood furnaces or wood pellet furnaces. While switching to either of these will save you money on your heating bills, when it comes to deciding which one to buy, many people have different opinions on which is better. This article will share with you some reasons why you might want to choose a wood pellet furnace.

Multiple Fuels

Most wood furnaces are only designed to burn wood. And that wood needs to be dry in order to burn effectively. Green wood, or newly cut wood takes at a minimum a year to dry out which makes things even more complicated when trying to stock up for the season, not to mention the inconvenience of having to stack wood. Pellet furnaces are designed to use not only wood pellets but some are designed to use corn and other biodegradable waste pellets, giving the owner more choice. And because they don’t need to dry out and are easy to store, you can avoid many of the inconveniences experienced by wood furnace owners.

Skip the Chimney

If you don’t have a chimney already, you may need to install one if you want to add a wood furnace to your home. This can be extremely costly and frustrating. Many pellet stoves don’t need a chimney installed. In fact most pellet furnaces only require a specified hole that goes to the outside to properly vent the furnace. Plus, if you already own a fireplace, you can easily adapt a pellet stove to the area and save money on home renovation costs.

The Planet Loves Pellets

Pellet furnaces are generally more eco-friendly than wood burning stoves. Most pellets are made with biodegradable materials or recycled sawdust, wood shavings, etc. Because of the materials used to heat, these furnaces burn their fuel more efficiently and much cleaner that a standard wood burning furnace. This also produces less ash and smoke. In fact, pellet furnaces are considered by many to be carbon neutral.

If you think a wood or corn pellet furnace if right for you, there are many great brands out there. Though if you’re looking for one of the best pellet furnace manufacturers, no one delivers better quality, higher performance or are more trusted than Magnum Wood Furnaces.

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