Using a Renewable Resource – Wood

The concept of burning wood has been around since fire was discovered, but using it to heat the home has been pushed to the sidelines for several decades.  Today however, it’s making a comeback.  “Global Warming” and “Greenhouse effect” are terms commonly used today and are associated with the burning of fossil fuels.  Most people feel that they are stuck to burning these fuels and cornered into paying whatever suppliers demand. 

However, with the rising prices of propane, oil and electricity, many people are starting to search for alternatives.  It has become a trend to live environmentally-friendly and fashionable to buy dependable, long-lasting products.  Portage And Main Outdoor wood boilers are a  product whose outstanding quality and durability fit in with this life style.

For years, boilers were assumed to be messy and were thought to require a lot of work, but that is no longer the case, especially with the latest innovations.  Outdoor wood boilers  are located out of the house, leaving the mess outside too. 

Having your boiler stationed away from your house also clears up other concerns that folks thinking about wood burning may have, a major one being safety.  With an outdoor boiler, kids are less likely to be accidentally burned, as they are not generally close to it.  And if proper guidelines are followed, there is a lower risk of fire, so insurance costs usually go down.

Another aspect that makes potential buyers reluctant is boilers are believed to require a lot of work.  This is also not true.  When cared for and operated properly using simple guidelines, outdoor boilers require little maintenance.  They only need to be refilled twice daily, whereas an indoor heat supplier such as a fire place needs to be stoked multiple times throughout the day.  And if you’d really like to simplify stoking your outdoor boiler, you can also get models with an automated feeder, such as a wood chip or pellet burner, where all you have to do is flip a switch.

Wood is an abundant and renewable resource, which means it will never run out, you are no longer reliant on supplier prices, and you know that you can depend on your boiler to heat your home in the coldest of weather, without it costing you an arm and a leg.  Our boilers have stood the test of time – Since 1973.  With a Portage And Main outdoor wood boiler, you’ll have one thing above all – dependability.