Over-Heat Dump Zones for Solid Fuel Hot Water Boilers

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All Solid fuel hot water boilers must be installed with an ability to shed heat with or without the benefit of electrical power.   In the unusual event a boiler exceeds its set-point temperature and the temperature is continuing to climb, an over-heat dump zone may be the only means for preventing the boiler from making […]

Modern Wood Boilers – The Benefits of Batch Burning

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What is a “Modern Wood Boiler”?  Modern wood boilers use sensors, such as oxygen sensors like those found in modern automobile engines, to provide real-time combustion adjustment with separate primary and secondary air controls.  Sometimes these boilers are called “lambda controlled wood boilers”.  Modern wood boilers almost always use induced draft fans rather than forced […]

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Understanding Wood Boiler Efficiency and EPA Ratings

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When it comes to wood boiler efficiency, there is no end to the number of wood boilers advertised as being “high efficiency” boilers.  How could practically all wood boilers be considered highly efficient?  Is the term meaningless?  Buyers, even those who are well informed, must find the landscape very confusing.  One might think that a […]