How It Works

While a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace itself is one of the most technologically advanced ways available to heat with wood, how it delivers heat is a pretty simple and neat idea.

Central Boiler outdoor furnaces burn wood to heat water that is circulated through insulated pipes. Water can transfer its heat by direct circulation or by moving through one or more heat exchangers, or both. Of course, your situation is unique, so it’s important you talk to a Central Boiler dealer to make sure you select the right model for your application.

  • The Central Boiler outdoor furnace is located outside, typically 30 to 200 feet (but as far as 500 feet) away from your home or building, and works with any existing heating system.
  • A water jacket surrounds the furnace firebox and heat exchanger, and heated water is circulated to your home or building through insulated underground pipes -- an efficient way to move heat over distances.
  • The outdoor furnace is designed to work with any existing heating system. Water-to-air or water-to-water heat exchangers or direct circulation conveys the heat into the structure's forced-air furnace, radiant baseboard or radiant floor heating system. This allows you normal thermostatic temperature control.
  • The outdoor furnace can provide heat for all your domestic hot water by adding a water-to-water heat exchanger. You can turn off your hot water heater and save even more money!
  • The outdoor furnace has the ability to heat multiple buildings, such as a garage, workshop, shed, greenhouse, or barn -- without using other heating sources. It can even be used to heat a swimming pool or hot tub.

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