Greenwood Furnaces -- Clean Burning, Wood Fired Furnaces


Greenwood Furnaces -- Clean Burning, Wood Fired Furnaces

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URL: http://www.greenwoodfurnace.com/x1_GreenwoodInquiry.php?ps=0100001005
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Member Since: 2006-06-27
Average Rating: 3 / 5
Number of Ratings: 68
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2008-08-04 12:32:10

Last Fall (October 2007), we purchased and installed a Greenwood Model 100 indoor wood-fired hydronic furnace. It has been a terrible experience. So terrible in fact, that we’ve created a website to warn others about the problems they can expect from a Greenwood Furnace. Here’s our story:

We wanted to burn wood for heat not because we were interested in saving money, but because we wanted to be “carbon neutral” and reduce or eliminate fossil fuel dependence.

Before purchasing a wood fired furnace, we did extensive research into a wide selection of indoor wood-fired hydronic furnaces: Wood Doctor, Tarm, Eko, Garn, Alternate Heating Systems, Greenwood and many more. We spoke with many manufacturers and dealers and traveled great distances to inspect actual units and, whenever possible, see them in operation. We did our homework!

We finally chose the Greenwood Model 100 because Greenwood claimed--on their website, in their brochure, and through the mouths of their sales people--that “it is safe to operate, burns smoke and creosote free…” and is “…as safe to operate as a home water heater.”

Don’t believe it. It is not so.

Our Greenwood furnace has caused us major smoke and creosote problems. The neighbors have complained bitterly about the smoke and the town has issued us a cease and desist order. Greenwood Furnaces, Inc. has been uncooperative. We sincerely wish to “go green,” but with an unusable wood-fired furnace and no resolution assistance from the company that sold it to us, we may be forced to return to oil heat this coming winter.

If the above link does not work, here is our website: www.greenwoodfurnace-warning.info


2009-05-17 13:55:06
On the advice of our designer we purchased the Greenwood 100 wood furnace as being "efficient". The EPA approval sounded great. Now after spending $8500 for the furnace and probably almost twice that in plumbing costs, we feel very misled!! If you think it's efficient to have to load the furnace every 3 hours when it's cold (and we live in mid-hudson NY- Not alaska), and if you think it's efficient to burn 4 times the amount of wood you'd normally use, and if you think it's efficient to have to put the thermostat up to 90 in order that the boiler doesn't blow up in more mild weather and have to leave the windows open not to faint, then maybe you'll like it. We're going to have to get another furnace before next winter as it never got our main living area above 64 when it was really cold. Supposedly if you have a hot tub or swimming pool to heat to use as a "heat dump" it works better; but if you just have a regular home, forget it!!!




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