Commonly Asked Questions About Wood Furnace Installation
There are lots of questions that need answers and decisions that have to be made when installing a wood furnace. It can be stressful selecting one when there are so many choices and options. What kind of furnace do I need? What is the most efficient? Is this a good value?
This article will share with you some of the most popular questions and help to answer common questions about owning a wood furnace.
Q: Should I install my wood furnace inside our outside?
A: This is perhaps one of the most important decisions you need to make when installing wood furnaces, and frankly, there are pros and cons to both. An indoor furnace allows you to feed more wood into it without having to go outdoors. This is ideal during cold weather or if the fire goes out in the middle of the night. If you’d prefer not to have anything taking up space in your lawn or marring it cosmetically, an indoor furnace makes more sense. And of course, nothing adds a more welcoming ambience to your home like a soft, glowing fire.
On the other hand, with an outdoor wood furnace you don’t have to worry about ashes on your nice floors or smoke staining your walls, making them typically easier to clean. Though perhaps the biggest advantage of an outdoor wood furnace is the peace of mind you’ll have knowing that there is no fire burning in your home while your family sleeps. Though modern furnaces are usually very safe, keeping it outside greatly reduces the risk of a house fire or air pollution circulating in your home. Both furnaces are effective so it’s up to you which one is best for you.
Q: Can I install one myself?
A: That really depends. Installing a furnace is not entirely difficult for someone with a bit of experience in the field or who is handy with tools and machines. The important thing to remember is that incorrectly installing a furnace can be dangerous. If you think you’re up to the task, you’ll want to make sure you read up on all state codes and safety measures. You’ll also want to check with your home owners insurance because many companies require wood furnaces are installed by a licensed professional.
Q: How much does a professional installation cost?
A: it depends on the company and a few other factors like location and type of furnace but usually an installation can cost anywhere from $500 to over a $1000. The good news is that many states offer tax credit or benefits for installing a
Biomass heating source, which could help, make your decision easier.
Q: Are there kits to help with installing?
A: there sure are. You can find kits for everything from entire furnaces or add-ons like blowers and doors.
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