The 20th century
has seen a dramatic change in central heating systems, from wood and coal, to
oil, to heat pumps and natural gas, and now back to wood again. Today, nearly
all central heating systems are dependent upon electricity, natural or propane
gas, or oil as a fuel source. The convenience of these modern heating systems
has not come without their price tags and certain realities. Dependence on non-renewable
energy resources over the past 30 years has taught us that:
*The supply of oil and gas is limited and NON-RENEWABLE
and gas costs will increase as supplies decrease
*If we remain dependent
on these sources of energy, we will definitely face an energy crisis again!
*We must look to
heating systems that utilize renewable energy sources
Old style wood furnaces
burn a renewable resource, yet they require hard work to stoke and typically
are not very efficient, either with heat transfer or combustion efficiency
16 years ago Traeger
Industries developed the first residential pellet fired furnace. Designed
to meet coming air quality standards these pellet fired furnaces performed
effectively and efficiently without the negatives of a typical wood furnace.
These early central heating units have evolved into today's wood pellet furnaces
and boilers that are the most efficient renewable resource burning appliances
In addition to wood pellets,
many new types of renewable Biomass fuel are being developed that will also
burn efficiently in Traeger pellet furnaces. One such alternative fuel is
shelled corn, which has been used for years in the Midwest in Traeger
A wide variety of models
are available ranging from the smallest 70,000 BTU GBU-070 on up to the largest
4,000,000 BTU model GBU-400. Residential, commercial, and industrial models
as well as burner systems are also available.
If you are thinking of
central heating with a renewable biomass energy product,
remember the names TRAEGER and PINNACLE.