Clean and Safe
With an outdoor wood furnace, any of the mess associated with wood or wood burning stays out of the home. Dirt, sawdust, ash, and other mess need not be carried into and out of the house. Storing wood indoors releases insects and unwanted moisture into the home.
With increasing energy awareness, many homes are being insulated better and air infiltration is eliminated. These tighter homes pose a greater risk of indoor air quality problems. Ventilation fans can create a vacuum that draws air down the chimney and combustion gases, including carbon monoxide, out of the stove and into the living area. An outdoor wood furnace removes these health and safety risks from the home as well as any fire hazards.
All outdoor wood furnaces must be tested and listed with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), or other accredited lab to ensure their safety.
"All mess is outside. No bugs coming in on wood. House isn't nearly as dusty or windows as dirty. Our house is the warmest it's been in 40 years."