Our $100 Wood-Burning Furnace Saves Us $1,200 a Year

David Bleed shares how he and his family are able to save $1,200 a year using their $100 wood-burning furnace to heat their homestead farmhouse.



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Essentially, our new heater is nothing but a jacketed woodburner set into the cold-air-return ducting for the old LP furnace's forced-air system.
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Our wood-burner's main smoke escape is a firebox-wide slot approximately 3 inches high that runs across the lower edge of the back of the combustion chamber.
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