Wood Furnace Ratings part 3, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Wood furnace ratings part 3 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the JA Roby, Kerr, Kombi, Kuuma, Lil' House, Napoleon, Newmac, and PSG brands.

BRAND-----------------INDOOR--OUTDOOR

JA ROBY--------------------<1*----------NA

These units are sold at hardware stores in Canada. The units feature a two speed blower and are clean burning. The GRIZZLY features self-cleaning glass and a refractory lined firebox but the warranty policy is not very good. jaroby.com

KERR-----------------------<1*----------NA

This brand is made in Canada by PARRSBORO METAL FABRICATORS LTD. which is owned by GRANBY INDUSTRIES. The units are available for purchase in the USA as well as Canada. The SCOTSMAN is for larger homes while the SCOTTY is for smaller houses. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. granbyindustries.com

KOMBI----------------------<1*----------NA

This brand is made in Greece and is sold throughout Europe. The SWM models have a durable stainless steel heat exchanger and are available in seven sizes. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. kombi.gr

KUUMA---------------------<1*----------NA

The VAPORFIRE models are available in two sizes and feature computer controlled gasification combustion. It has a step motor to control the combustion air to precisely match the heating requirements and the blower is controlled by the home's thermostat. The internal parts are stainless steel for durability and the unit is lined with firebrick but the warranty is not very good. lamppakuuma.com

LIL' HOUSE------------------NA----------3*

These are basic units that are available in one size (100,000 btu). They use manual draft control and are available from BRADLEY ENTERPRISES LLC. outsidewoodheater.com

NAPOLEON------------------3*-----------NA

The HMF100 offers an optional glass door for viewing the fire and backup electrical heating. The HMF150 is a combination wood/ oil furnace that is clean burning and backed by a good warranty. 

napoleonheatingandcooling.com

NEWMAC-------------------<1*-----------NA

These furnaces are made in Canada and sold throughout North America. The WFA-85 units are EPA/CSA compliant. They also offer wood and wood/oil combination units that can be added to an existing warm air heating system. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. newmacfurnaces.com

PSG-------------------------5*-----------NA

This brand is from STOVE BUILDER INTERNATIONAL. The CADDY model is EPA certified and is available as an add-on, wood-oil combo, or wood-electric combo. They are backed by a very good warranty. psg-distribution.com

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