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Central Heat Boiler - Furnace Question

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by derbygreg, Dec 3, 2007.

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  1. derbygreg

    derbygreg New Member

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    Most of us have forced air heat and air conditioning through ducts.

    If one whet with a boiler, can the existing duct work be used and forced air? When I think of a boiler, it brings images of big buildings that have radiant heat, like schools.

    Seems to me, if one wanted to heat from a central location that the wood furnace would be the best option - unless you can use the existing duct work.

    Most of all homes around me do not have radiant heat.

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  2. leaddog

    leaddog Minister of Fire

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    Yes it is very simple. You put one of these in your plenum and use you furnace fan. It gives you very controled even heat and your furnace works as back up. Thousands of people with outdoor boilers have done this.
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    Good deal - use of a heat exchanger makes sense. I figured there had to be some way of doing it.
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    leaddog Minister of Fire

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    Also if you are going to use a boiler for heat then be sure and use it to heat your dhw. very easy as you use a side arm heat exchanger. It will save you a ton of money.
    leaddog
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