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What is a Nature’s Comfort Hydronic Wood Furnace?

A hydronic wood furnace is a device that burns wood to heat water for use in forced air or hydronic (water) radiant heating systems Nature's Comfort Outdoor Wood Furnace, "hydronic wood furnace" is the term newly adopted by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) to more accurately describe what has been called a [...]

What is a Nature’s Comfort Hydronic Wood Furnace?

Mild Steel vs Stainless Steel in Outdoor Wood Furnaces

What is Mild Steel? Carbon steel is sometimes referred to as 'mild steel' or 'plain carbon steel'.  The American Iron and Steel Institute defines a carbon steel as having no more than 2 % carbon and no other appreciable alloying element.  Carbon steel makes up the largest part of steel production and is used in [...]

Mild Steel vs Stainless Steel in Outdoor Wood Furnaces

BTU Values of Wood Species

Wood species type BTU values of a cord burning wood in a wood stove As you can see from the chart below, the famed red oak is not the highest on the list. It is surpassed by 13 other varieties that have as much as 37% more BTUs per cord! This can mean much [...]

BTU Values of Wood Species

Cut Your Energy Bills With An Outdoor Wood Furnace

Do you have wood?  Having plenty of free trees on your property will cut your energy bills to almost zero! If you live in the suburbs or a rural area near a source of cheap (or FREE) wood, you could heat your home for the entire season for less than one month's electric heat [...]

Cut Your Energy Bills With An Outdoor Wood Furnace

Why Use Boiler Plate for an Outdoor Firebox?

Boiler Plate has a higher tensile strength than mild or regular steel and so it is less prone to rupturing. That is needed in a pressurized unit, like actual boilers and old steam engines. The industry has thrown the name around (boiler plate) as if it was needed when it is absolutely not needed. It [...]

Why Use Boiler Plate for an Outdoor Firebox?

Energy Industry Comparison Report

I have gotten a lot of questions from customers online about comparing furnace companies in the energy industry.  I have found a really great resource that compares all of the furnace manufacturers. You can go to the site by clicking here.

Energy Industry Comparison Report

Being Responsible With Your Outdoor Wood Furnace

Using an outdoor wood furnace can be a rewarding experience, help free us from foreign oil, and be healthier for you personally. However you should follow the recommendations listed below. Be smoke conscious. Breathing wood smoke has been shown to be hazardous to peoples health. This is not only true for the person who [...]

Being Responsible With Your Outdoor Wood Furnace

What Makes The BEST OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE?

[pullquote align="right" cite="" link="" color="#ffffff" class="" size="13"] If you've been searching for information on outdoor wood furnaces, you've come to the right place. I'm Randy and I know these boiler systems inside and out. This website features all of the key elements of a good outdoor wood heating system, so feel free to read through [...]

What Makes The BEST OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE?