Can an oil furnace be used to burn wood?

Answer Oil furnaces or boilers are not meant to be used to burn wood. There is no way to get rid of the ash accumulation from burning wood and you could clog or damage the oil burners. Specially designed ... Read More »

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Do you put wood in an auxiliary wood-burning furnace?

An auxiliary wood-burning furnace does burn wood. The unit is generally constructed of heat-resistant material, with insulation, but can take the form of an enclosed fireplace. Wood must be manuall... Read More »

Can you burn biodiesel in a home furnace?

According to the "Mother Earth News," biodiesel is "perfectly suited" for use in standard oil-firing furnaces. The author of "Heat Your Home With Biodiesel" had, by 2005, used the green oil to powe... Read More »

Can you burn wood pellets in a normal wood stove?

You can burn wood pellets in a traditional wood stove. Pellet baskets are available in various sizes from different suppliers. Wood pellets are made from recycled wood products and provide an effic... Read More »

Wood Furnace Technology?

Burning wood for heat is certainly an ancient technology. Devising methods of controlling the heat from the wood and distributing it---in the case of the wood furnace---is relatively new technology... Read More »