Did you know that wood is the fastest growing heating fuel in the United States? In fact, between 2000 and 2010 the use of wood as a heating source rose 34%, which is 10% more than the next highest heat fuel, which is electricity. At TN Chimney & Home, we realize that there is a need for alternative heating sources besides natural gas. That is why we carry and install Fire Chief furnace systems. Fire Chief furnaces are designed to burn wood or coal and are cost effective as well as efficient. So, why choose wood over gas furnace?
Cost Is Competitive, If Not Better
Although gas is usually thought of a being less costly, often if you live in an area where woodlands are abundant, you can heat your home pretty cheaply with wood as well. Another cost advantage of wood is that its price tends to fluctuate less than gas, which can fluctuate greatly within a year. Furthermore, if you can find a cheap source of wood, you can stockpile it for later use, which is something that you can’t do as easily with natural gas.
Off the Grid Heating
With wood or coal heating, your furnace doesn’t need to be connected to an outside fuel source. In fact, the amount of fuel you have available depends on your ability to collect wood. This means if there are any issues with municipal gas lines, you won’t have to worry about going without heat.
Efficient and Renewable Heat
The reason we install Fire Chief Furnaces is that they are the best in the market. Fire Chief wood or coal burning furnaces can provide 100,000 btus and heat a 2,000 square foot home. They are designed to get the most heat out of your fuel. Furthermore, if you decide to use wood as a fuel source, you will be using a fuel that is efficient and renewable.
Most people associate TN Chimney & Home with being Knoxville’s only CSIA-certified chimney experts, but did you know that we also have an extensive knowledge and understanding of other home heating and ventilation systems as well. We take heating seriously and want you to rely on us to help keep your whole home warm. If you are thinking of making the switch from gas to wood or coal, we proudly sell and install Fire Chief wood/coal-burning furnace systems. If interested in one of these systems please call TN Chimney & Home at 865-258-3473 of schedule an appointment online to have one of our furnace experts assess your wood or coal furnace heating options.