The Hawken Energy GX is a high efficiency, low emission outdoor hydronic wood furnace. The GX has a water capacity ranging from 107 gallons to 351 gallons and a heat capacity ranging from 144,000 maximum BTU to 248,000 maximum BTU. The GX uses Afterburner technology, a secondary burn chamber which allows the furnace to use 40% less wood and reduces emissions by over 90% compared to traditional furnaces, according to the manufacturer. Its large cast iron door is insulated for maximum efficiency and designed for easy loading. Units come in a standard green color but select models are available in a variety of colors, including camo. The 2015 starting price of the GX furnace is $6,489 plus shipping and installation. Financing is available.
I would not recommend this stove to anyone and I feel bad for the dealers stuck with them. I suffered through one full season with nothing but problems. The design they use requires you to clean out the heat exchanger holes except after a month or two you'll start to snap the brushes they provide inside the tube. To their credit they sent someone out to upgrade the stove but that only provided short term relief. The design is poor. I bought my stove in 2013. Unless they completely overhauled the design, don't buy it. They ended up replacing the entire stove under warranty but after seeing that it was the same design I sold out back to the dealer for a 15 % restocking fee. All in all I lost $2k and about 30 manhours of "routine" maintenence but was so relieved to get out from under it!
"Don't Buy a HAWKEN"
The furnace will not heat our house and Hawken says that we should add insulation to our house. Unreliable company that doesn't stand up to their guaranty.
"Gx10 outdoor wood-burning stove"
We paid over $12,000 for this stove last year. First of all we cannot get the stove over 69 degrees unless it is over 30 degrees outside. We started the stove late this fall and a few weeks ago I looked outside and saw steam pouring out the top of the woodstove and the thermostat completely out. After many nesting emails back and forth to Hawken Energy in which they pretty much blamed the problem on everything but their stove-they sent me a new thermostat-I replaced it and it worked for about 3 weeks and today-same problem. This is only the 2nd woodburning season. We called the salesman who told us he was out of business because hawkens did not back up repairs of the many faulty stoves they sold to upstate new Yorkers-their own salesman told me these stoves were "junk". I can't really afford to replace this stove right now so we are dealing with harassing hawken energy to "fix" our outdoor woodburner which is less than 2 years old. I strongly urge anyone to not buy these stoves and I strongly encourage anyone and everyone who bought these stoves and is having problems to get together for a class action lawsuit. I will be contacting the attorney general with this issue at the very least.
South Otselic,New York
"Hawken outdoor furnace delivers excellent heat and economy"
For three winters now I have relied on the Hawken Energy Outdoor wood burning furnace. Not only have I been pleasantly surprised with the actual heat output, I have been even more pleased with the economical aspects of the furnace. Easily maintained, cheap to operate and very reliable, I have no real need for any other type of furnace. Originally intended to be an emergency/ alternative heating source, I have found the unit so reliable and easily maintained that it is now my central and sole source of heat. I highly recommend anyone give these units a try, and would certainly buy another.
There are very few online comments regarding the GX. A consumer on arboristsite.com asked for information about the GX and almost everyone who responded stated that they didn't know much about the unit.
The warranty for the Hawken Energy GX wood furnace is comprised of the following:
20-year warranty on parts
20-year firebox guarantee against corrosion, pro-rated after the 5th year
1-year warranty on electrical components
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