Biomass boiler ratings part 13 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the KWB, Lasian, Lindner & Sommerauer, Maktek, and Maxim brands.
These units are made in Austria. The EASYFIRE units are available in sizes from 10-30 kw and have an auto-cleaning heat exchanger and an ash removal system. They are only designed to burn wood pellets and are only available in Europe. The MULTIFIRE models can burn wood chips and agri-fuels as well as pellets.
This brand is made and sold in Spain. The BIOMASTER units are available in two sizes and feature a self cleaning heat exchanger. They have automatic electronic controls but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
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This brand is made in Austria.
The SL-P units (shown here) have modulating controls and are auto cleaning. They have a stainless steel combustion chamber for durability and are available in sizes from 7.9 to 23.5kw.
They also offer wood chip heating plants but the manufacturer's website is very little help. The guarantee on most parts is very good but the warranty on the heat exchanger is not when compared to other brands.
This brand is made in Turkey. They offer two sizes of automatic pellet boilers and feature electronic controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
These units are made by CENTRAL BOILER INC. The M255 is a EPA phase 2 qualified unit that features a rotating aerator for improved burn efficiency (up to 95%). The units have a large top loading hopper for easy access and a durable powder coat finish. The "FireStar" controller allows easy and precise control of the unit and has an auto power ignition system that starts the unit using propane gas. The units are sold through dealers in North America but the manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
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