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Just what is a multi-fuel or combination wood furnace?

05/24/2012 @ 11:00pm

In the case of Yukon, it is a warm air (not hot water) furnace that will burn solid fuel (usually wood logs and either gas, oil or electric in the same furnace.  They are usually installed in the basement of your home or other building and connected to sheet metal ducts, just like a regular gas or oil furnace. 

This type of furnace has some unique advantages.  You can use it as a wood furnace only.  You can use it as a gas, oil or electric furnace only.  Here is one cool (practical) way to use it.  People who buy this furnace usually want to burn wood as their primary fuel.  They want a back-up in case the wood burns down or out, whether for a few hours or all winter (if you head south part of the winter) the gas, oil or electric burner automatically keeps every room in your home at whatever you set the thermostat at. When you replenish the wood in the firebox, the gas or oil models automatically start the wood burning. The burner automatically shuts down when the wood fire is providing enough heat to satisfy the thermostat. 

The Yukon is super efficient whether you are burning wood or the expensive alternative.  Compared to an outdoor boiler, you will burn only one forth the wood to produce the same amount of heat. 

Another nice advantage--------If you should lose your electricity for any reason or a gas or oil part failure, Yukon furnaces are UL Listed to heat your entire home with wood until the problem is corrected. 

Air conditioning.  They are all set; just add it to the supply plenum.
 
All Yukon furnaces are UL Listed (approved) as they are safety tested by the world’s largest non-profit testing laboratory, testing for public safety.   

If you are our neighbor to the North (Canada), Yukon wood/oil, wood/electric and wood add on are CSA Listed. 

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