With the demand for sustainable and cost-effective heating solutions on the rise, it's no wonder that Central Boiler outdoor furnaces have gained immense popularity among homeowners and businesses alike. Offering a myriad of advantages, there are more than 50 compelling reasons why these outdoor furnaces have become the ultimate choice for efficient wood heating. Central Boiler outdoor furnaces provide an unmatched heating experience that surpasses conventional methods.
Get ready to discover a world of benefits as we explore the numerous reasons why Central Boiler outdoor furnaces are the epitome of wood heating excellence.
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A Central Boiler outdoor furnace unquestionably lives up to the claim that "it literally pays for itself." By efficiently harnessing renewable wood energy, it can substantially reduce or completely replace the need for expensive fossil fuel heating sources like electric, propane and fuel oil.
This translates into significant long-term savings, making it a wise and cost-effective investment for homeowners. So wise and so cost-effective that many owners report the furnace pays for itself after only a couple of years of use.
Classic Edge HDX models are in the top 5 for efficiency of all stick-cord wood heating appliances certified for sale for residential heating in the USA. Add in the Maxim and its high efficiency as a wood pellet furnace and the trophy case just keeps getting bigger.
Why is efficiency important? The MORE efficient an outdoor wood furnace is, the LESS wood it takes. While all Classic Edge HDX models are among the top for efficiency according to the EPA cord wood Hydronic Heater list, the Classic Edge 960 HDX takes top honors among stick-wood burning appliances with a maximum output greater than 300,000 Btu/hr.
We've got some serious heat game here. Our Classic Edge HDX outdoor wood furnace is all about efficiency. Those logs you used to worry about, counting each one like it was a poker chip and you had the worst cards ever? Well, not anymore! With our furnace, every log goes a LOT further—you'll use up to 60% less wood compared to other methods of wood heating--giving you more warmth for less effort. It's like magic! So, kick back, let the furnace do its thing, and enjoy the cozy comfort it brings. No sweat, no hassle—just pure, efficient heating. Now, that's what we call a win-win situation!
And neither do our tens of thousands of satisfied customers…in fact, the “regret” we hear is that they didn’t get a Central Boiler outdoor furnace sooner. There are a LOT of satisfied Central Boiler furnace owners, and the number just keeps growing.
See (and hear) what else some of them have to say.
Picture this: a world where outdoor wood furnaces were nothing more than primitive contraptions. The heating landscape was stagnant, and warmth-seekers were left shivering in the cold embrace of mediocrity. But then, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a game-changer emerged. Bold and audacious—we didn't just dabble in the modern outdoor wood furnace game, oh no. We flipped the script, turning old traditions into clean-burning, highly-efficient innovations, and crafting the masterpiece that became the epitome of outdoor heating brilliance. With our brains full of fire and a touch of swagger in our step, we delivered the Classic Edge HDX—the true trailblazer that left competitors scratching their heads while we basked in the glory of our genius.
So, while others fumble in the shadows of the past, we stand tall, ever-proclaiming, "We didn't invent the modern outdoor wood furnace...wait, we did!" Now, who's ready to feel the heat of a true legend?
Our secret weapon? A room full of outdoor furnace fanatics and engineering rockstars! These folks eat, sleep and dream about crafting the most ultimate outdoor furnaces you've ever seen. While others scratch their heads, this dream team is busy brainstorming, tweaking and brewing up an outdoor furnace revolution.
Hey there, jet-setting furnace aficionados! Get ready to have your minds blown, 'cause this one's a game-changer. Picture this: you're sipping on an authentic Italian espresso, chilling in Venice's stunning beauty, and suddenly, it hits you—your furnace back home is right there with you, hard at work! Yup, that's right! With our incredible outdoor furnace, you can practically teleport to your backyard and witness the magic from anywhere, even from the canals of Venice! It's like furnace-sightseeing with a side of Italian charm! So, go ahead, live your best life in Venice, all while staying connected to your furnace back home. Now, that's a furnace adventure like no other! Bon voyage, furnace lovers!
Some furnaces will require you to think like a combustion scientist…when should you add air, how much, when should you turn it down and don’t even get us started on guessing when it’s time to add wood…we think you’ve got better things to do with your brain so our FireStar controller (standard on Classic Edge HDX and Maxim M255 PE models) does all the thinking for you.
We’re not even sure there are combustion scientists, but if there are, they could learn a thing or two from the FireStar combustion controller on Classic Edge HDX and Maxim M255 PE models. FireStar works around the clock monitoring how the wood is burning and then adding the air where and when it’s needed. We’d like to see a combustion scientist do that.
Life is complicated enough without worrying about your outdoor furnace. We made it our life’s mission to design the simplest outdoor furnace to own, operate and maintain. We did the hard parts so you don’t have to. Simple to operate because of the industry-exclusive, super-advanced FireStar controller. Simple to maintain because of a full-access design and easy-open door with a latch. Simple to own because it can pay for itself in just a few short years.
We'd call that...mission accomplished.
Because we think eliminating smoke when you open the firebox door is a good idea.
If you agree and if you want to learn more about this feature unique to Central Boiler Classic Edge HDX outdoor wood furnaces, just click the button below.
If you’re a little old school (like if you still have cassettes and 8-tracks in your glove box or the last "text" message you sent was written on paper to a pen pal in Bora Bora), you don’t have to make your smartphone smarter. The Classic Edge HDX works perfectly without accessing all the cool FireStar options.
But if you do choose to use it, you’ll have access to your furnace’s live operation information from anywhere, including historical operation, and even receive notifications from your furnace if you want.
Open your phone’s browser to check out a Classic Edge HDX in action. Type in MyFireStar.com/demo. That’s just an example. Now imagine how smart your phone will seem when it’s texting you it’s time to add wood to your own furnace.
If you haven’t seen this yet, stop right here and watch it. It’s okay if it mesmerizes you for a couple hours; when you come back, we can talk about the super-heated gases entering the round Afterburner chamber and swirling in that turbulent vortex we call a Fireball…this is where the magic of complete combustion occurs.
Unlock the secrets of hassle-free maintenance. The days of tedious furnace chores are history. Witness the prowess of the Classic Edge HDX outdoor furnace—a mere blip on your schedule, shorter than washing your car. With a few spare minutes each week, you've got this. Embrace the cutting-edge confidence, for your furnace prowess knows no bounds. Experience heating greatness with minimal effort—the Classic Edge HDX way.
With over 100,000 furnaces sold, Central Boiler is the largest manufacturer of outdoor furnaces in the world. But the main reason we’re #1? All of those satisfied families that rely on their Central Boiler furnace to provide warmth, safety and comfort while eliminating their high heating bill and giving them a better quality of life.
The secret to comfortable heating is in the delivery…with a Central Boiler, delivery is in the form of heated water, so humidity isn’t robbed from your home.
Consider this, my friends: the magic of burning wood outside to heat your home. We all know campfires belong outside, not within the confines of our living room. So, why risk indoor wood-burning to heat your home when a safer, cleaner, and more comfortable option beckons? That option is the Classic Edge HDX outdoor wood furnace--the ultimate wood heat, the ultimate outdoor wood furnace. Step into the world of enlightened choices and let comfort and safety guide your way.
To us, details matter. That’s why we utilize only the best materials to build our furnaces. With the best fit-and-function in the industry, every Central Boiler outdoor furnace is built to last a lifetime. Now that’s a beautiful thing.
People that study burning know that air control and delivery is imperative for the cleanest, most efficient burn. That’s why the FireStar controller on Classic Edge HDX models has been programmed to precisely deliver the amount of air needed, when it’s needed and where it’s needed.
For the most reliable, consistent and efficient air delivery, we chose components that don’t stick, don’t clog up with creosote, never need maintenance and are simple and inexpensive to operate. Beware the sliding discs, rotary valves and plates that can stick from creosote, making them prone to fail.
Beyond looking really cool, the patented Air Charge Tube directs combustion air into the Fusion Combustor (another really cool part of the furnace) and keeps coals in the firebox from falling down in the Reaction Chamber (yep, one more cool part).
With a very cool-sounding name, turbulators are the easily-installed, easily-removed components in the heat exchanger. They cause turbulence of the exhaust gas flow which forces the heated exhaust to better contact the heat exchanger and transfer more of its energy to the surrounding water jacket.
Hey, NASA uses it on the space shuttle. Air-tight, waterproof and keeps heat loss to a minimum.
We call it a see-through design because, well, you can see all the way through it. Why’s that important? No hidden areas where nasty stuff can hide. You get full access for quick inspections and easy cleaning.
They can’t touch this. That’s right, our innovations and inventions have been rewarded with a plethora of patents. We leave other brands scratching their heads asking, “How did they come up with this genius feature or idea?” or “I wish we would have thought of that!”
Here's a snip of legalese to back up these claims, so feel free to be impressed: "The products herein are covered by one or more of the following: U.S. Patents Nos. 10,151,476; 10,203,109; 10,371,413; 11,454,391; and D863,594 as well as Canadian Patents 2,926,064 and 2,999,887; and European Patent EP 3,353,468; additional patents pending."
Makes installation easy and connecting to your existing heating system easier.
Installation is easier than you might think. Many customers choose to install their own furnace because installation can be completed using the included Installation Guide. Connect the piping and heat exchangers to your existing system and a Central Boiler outdoor furnace is ready to go to work, right out of the box.
A lot of words to describe a very important part of the Classic Edge HDX, the heat exchanger is how heat gets transferred from the wood in the firebox to the water in the water jacket.
“Patented” makes this heat exchanger exclusive to the Classic Edge HDX.
“Vertical” makes it easier to clean.
“Easy View®” is the registered trademark we chose to describe the overall heat exchanger system…it truly is easy to view (no tools required, it’s a door with a latch). Unlatch door. Open door. Inspect. Clean. Close door and latch. It doesn't get easier than that.
Most other brands require some pretty drastic steps for cleaning the heat exchangers (imagine if you had to remove the roof, insulation and panels!!!)
We're not talking hot spots that you connect to with your phone...no, we're talking those uncomfortable areas that an indoor wood stove generates the closer you get to it. Unlike that kind of heat, with a Central Boiler outdoor furnace, you control the heat in every room, upstairs and downstairs and even out in your garage or shop. It's as simple as setting the thermostat in the room, then sitting back and enjoying the most comfortable heat you've ever experienced!
Let’s add to this: there’s also no more convenient, more cost-effective and more efficient way to heat with wood. If you’re going with wood heat, that’s a lot of reasons right there to choose Central Boiler.
We thought of everything, even the fact that you have better things to do than spend a lot of extra time maintaining your furnace.
Repeat...you can't be best-selling without selling the best. Rather than just develop another way to heat with wood, Central Boiler set out to develop better ways to heat with wood. They dared ask the tough questions: Can heating with wood be safer, less time-consuming, cleaner and more efficient? Today, with a goal of continuous improvement and refinement, Central Boiler is the largest manufacturer in North America of the best-selling, industry-leading outdoor wood furnaces available.
In fact, when asked by friends, you can either just smile and nod and say, “Yes, energy prices are out-of-control…but what can you do?” or you can help 'em out and say, "Energy prices don't have to concern you too if you get a Central Boiler outdoor furnace."
If this is your thing, go ahead and enable your furnace’s operating notifications to be delivered right to your phone or inbox.
Whoever thought starting a fire inside your house was a good idea? Or dragging in wood and bugs and dust and dirt? You certainly don't want to repaint your walls every two years from the soot caused by indoor burning, unless your spouse says so (and we are going to stay out of that). This idea of an outdoor furnace is looking better all the time.
How much hot water is enough? You may never have to wonder again when you use your Central Boiler furnace to heat your domestic water. This is one of the “hidden” benefits that doesn’t get talked about nearly enough…save money by turning off your water heater, gain an unlimited supply of hot water.
Your bank account knows a good deal when it sees it, even though it might not always show a lot of “interest.” It’ll “appreciate” the savings you’re seeing each month on your heating bills. And your back is happier when you no longer have to “bend over backwards” to pay for high heating bills.
Helps to estimate how much wood is left to burn, making it your own personal time-management assistant.
There’s an old saying in the world about wood heat: “it’s the heat that warms you twice.” While that might be true, it’s also true that people who heat with wood enjoy a more active lifestyle, whether it’s gathering the wood, splitting it or loading the furnace. An active lifestyle like this is worth more than the admission price to a health club membership.
Because you should only feel married to…well, the person you’re married to.
It is not just a heating solution; it is an investment in your child’s future education. Imagine a heating solution that not only keeps your loved ones warm but puts money back into your pocket. Plus, it will eliminate your worries about fluctuating fossil fuel heating costs.
There are over 25,000 chimney fires each year in the US that are responsible for over $125 million dollars in property damage, according to the latest available statistics. The true tragedy of chimney fires are in the injuries and deaths they cause when they spread into house fires.
You don’t want your family to be a statistic. If you must burn wood indoors, be sure to regularly inspect your chimney for creosote build-up and deficiencies in the chimney linings and structures. Hire professionals to inspect and clean if necessary.
Better yet, consider moving the combustion outside with a Central Boiler outdoor furnace. We'd like it if the only alarms going off will be from your 5-alarm chili.
It is true, we have customers that fall in love with their Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace and vow to never part with it. The bond is so extraordinary that we would not be surprised if it is included in several prenuptial agreements.
Say goodbye to working overtime and hello to taking control of your heating bills. A Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace has your comfort and time in mind.
With a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace warmth and savings go hand in hand. You will have enough Btu’s to heat multiple buildings and your water. Heating with wood has never been so Btu-tiful!
By utilizing readily available wood as fuel, you’ll save some serious cash, giving you the ability to spend your money on the things you truly want. Sit back and enjoy the sound of your wallet holding on to your hard-earned money.
Yes, say goodbye to the bill, the gas furnace and the subpar comfort. Consumers often find that their home is more comfortable with heat from their Central Boiler outdoor furnace than the heat from their gas furnace.
One Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace can replace multiple indoor wood stoves. Imagine the time savings of only loading wood in one furnace only once or twice a day. Yes, this is a dream come true!
Our Online Support Center is available 24/7 to help you with all your Central Boiler outdoor furnace questions no matter the time of day or the day of the week. It's even open on holidays!
That is only possible with an outdoor furnace that is designed to be easy to operate and easy to maintain. Like you, we’ve got better things to do.
With your new-found freedom from the grips of fossil fuels, you’re one step closer to real energy independence. Go ahead, create your own holiday and celebrate like the energy rockstar you are!
Ultimate means “the best or most extreme of its kind.” So if there's a better way of heating with wood, we haven't seen it yet. You won't find an outdoor furnace that is easier to operate. You won't find an outdoor furnace that is easier to maintain. Add in safety, comfort, convenience and value and it's easy to see this is the ultimate wood heat.