Did you know that one of the fastest growing home heating fuels is wood? In fact, between 2000 and 2010, the use of wood as a home heating source rose 34% in the U.S., more than any other fuel source. We here at Northeastern Fireplace and Design realize that there is a market for alternative heating sources besides gas. That’s why we offer a variety of furnaces that burn alternative fuels such as wood, coal, wheat, rye, pellets, and oil. So, why choose one of our furnaces over the usual gas furnace? Let us tell you why!
Multiple fuel options
With gas furnaces, you’re usually limited to one fuel option. However, we offer furnaces that work with a number of different fuel options (wood, coal, wheat, rye, pellets, and oil). This can be incredibly handy if fuel prices change and the fuel you are using becomes more expensive. All you have to do is switch to a cheaper fuel type.
Off the grid heat
If you heat your home using a fuel source that isn’t piped in from somewhere else, then you have the ability to heat your home off the grid. This can become very important in situations where municipal gas service is shut off. You can cement your fuel dependency if you live in an area where a fuel source, like wood, is readily available and easily harvested.
Gas fuel can be pretty cheap, however, its price tends to fluctuate greatly over time. If you live in an area where a certain fuel type is readily available, it may be cheaper to use it instead of gas. This is especially true if you live in an area where there is lots of woodlands. A lot of times, local conservation groups and government agencies will allow you to cut wood in their woodlands for cheap, saving you a large number of heating costs.
If you want to lessen your carbon footprint, a wood, wheat, rye, or pellet furnace may be just what you’re looking for. These types of fuel are renewable, meaning that you can keep producing more of it year after year. Fossil fuels like gas, oil, and coal are very plentiful too, but take thousands of years to produce, so they aren’t considered as environmentally friendly.
Whether you are heating a larger home or trying to just keep enough warm water around to do laundry and dishes, we here Northeastern Fireplace and Design have the furnace for you. The furnaces we offer are relatively compact and come in a variety of fuel options. Basically, whatever your need is, we can help. Give us a call at today at (518)-767-9314 or set up an appointment online to talk with one of our furnace experts. We can help you choose and install your new furnace and have your home feeling toasty in no time!