Wood boiler ratings part 2 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Benjamin, Biomass, Brute Force, Buderus, Burnit, Burnrite, and Caldera brands.
This brand is made in Canada and offers compact units that are designed to be added on to an existing boiler system. They offer two sizes of units and feature a standard domestic hot water coil. The CC500 boilers can burn wood or they can burn fuel oil for added convenience. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. benjaminheating.com
This brand is manufactured in Poland by HAMECH and imported to the USA and Canada by NEW HORIZON CORP. The NextGen models are available in five sizes to match the size of the home and feature gasification technology for clean efficient burning. The units should have a backup power supply when installed to prevent overheating. They also offer COMBO units which can burn oil or gas as well as cord wood. The warranty (especially on electrical parts) is not as good as some of the other brands. newhorizoncorp.com
This brand is from S&S MANUFACTURING and offers basic outdoor wood boilers. They are available in four sizes to heat virtually any building but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. bruteforcewoodstoves.com
This brand is a part of BOSCH THERM GmBH. The LOGANO S161 boilers use wood gasification technology and feature a modulating exhaust fan as well as a refractory heat exchanger. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. buderus.de
These boilers are made in Bulgaria by NES LTD and are sold throughout Europe. The PYROBURN ALPHA is a gasifying unit (clean burning) and has a variable speed draft fan. They are available in three sizes but the warranty is not very good. sunsystem.bg
This brand is available in two sizes. You can order them by phone because they have a very limited dealer network. The guarantee on the units is not as good as other brands. burnritestoves.com
This brand is made in Turkey and is available throughout Europe. The MEGATHERM PLUS range offers six sizes of boilers that use gasification technology for cleaner burning. They feature electronic modulating controls but their website does not have a stated warranty policy. caldera.com
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