Natures Comfort NCB Wood Furnace Overview

The Nature's Comfort NCB Series is an outdoor wood boiler available in four models — the NCB-80, NCB-120, NCB-175 and NCB-250. The number of each model relates to water capacity — the NCB-80 has an 80-gallon water capacity, etc. The NCB has a heating capacity of up to 300,000 BTU, and can heat between 2,000 to 6,000 square feet. It features a 1/4-inch thick firebox, a 6-inch chimney and a built-in ash pan for easy cleaning. It has easy to operate controls with a pump, blower and aquastat, and the unit is designed to enable idling for summer use. 2015 prices for the NCB Series start at $3,480 for the NCB-80, with financing available.

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Consumer Reviews of Natures Comfort NCB

3.4

  • Very Satisfied
    23
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    5
  • Neutral
    1
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    2
  • Very Unsatisfied
    15
  • #2 of 3 Natures Comfort Wood Furnace
  • 60.87% of customers recommended

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Natures Comfort NCB Wood Furnace Reviews

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"Don't buy"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Natures Comfort ncb 250 sucks. Six years old and it is shot, rusted out and I am sure they will find a way to not warrantee this product I have emailed them and called them and yet nobody has contacted me. I loved this thing for five years but and recommended it to many of my friends and acquaintances and now I regret it because they will eventfully have the same problem I am sure. My dealer does not exist any longer on too if it all. Do not waste your money on this brand, do the research and if you have to pay a little more it is worth it. Update: 4/17/2018: I have an ncb 250 and for five years it was great but now it has rusted out nd there is a big hole in the fire chamber, the same fire chamber that has a "warrantee" for 10 years. I have called and asked for action and they gave me a phone number to call from which I got a robot response in email form and nothing else. It has been two weeks and no response from the person I called and through a few emails sent to the company. I believe that they do not care about my problems with their product so there is no way in hell that I could possibly recommend anybody to buy anything made by them, they are cowards in my book. Six years and it is ready for the junk pile, if that is what you want then go ahead and buy it but I never will again.

Richard Reimer

Hartland, MI

"DONT hire CHRIS SMOKER in Penna."

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

The ncb-120, like all wood/cool stoves are meant to be understood….After one heating season and three pumps, I am learning not to burn too hot. If you boil your watch and it steams/overflows, you will burn up your pump as it cannot pump steam! More importantly, if you hire Chris Smoker from Newburg, Pa he will SPIT in your home like the pig he is…He installed my Natures Comfort stove incorrectly, tried to overcharge me, did not install a chimney he was paid for and would not service the pump failures….After an agonising 3-4 months of learning wood stoves, I hired Mervin Miller who sent a gem of a guy to troubleshoot. Quickly discovering the whole system was not set up right, he wrecked it all out and rebuilt it correctly….No problems since.. Hire Chris Smoker and you will be calling someone else to do it right. This guy actually was caught, BY ME, spitting in my brand new home….what a p***k

j robinson

New Cumberland, PA

"Chris smoker-dealer in Pennsylvania."

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

If you select Chris Smoker as a dealer in central Pennsylvania, he will steal from you, overcharge, not install properly, not back up his work and he and his crew will spit in your home, on your floors and walls. They are filthy human beings and have forever ruined my thoughts about Amish workers……I grew up in Amish country and had a fine perspective on the Amish until this sub-human installed my ncb-120….I had to get someone else in (Mervin Miller) to wreck the whole system out and re- install it properly…shameless so and so's

jim

New Cumberland, PA

"Happy with my purchase"

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

I have had my ncb175 since the winter of 2009. I am overall happy with my purchase. It heats a 1700 square foot home with ease. I do agree with other reviews that it does go through quite a bit of wood. I started matching up how much and what type of wood I burn on certain days based on temperature/wind etc. If you do that the amount of wood you go through will decrease. You have to vary your water heat as well depending on outside temperature. I don't recommend burning under 130 degrees because it's not very efficient and doesn't heat the house well. I thought I could just throw wood in and it and be done but if you want the stove to run efficiently that is not the case. I have had excellent luck with the components of the stove and if you adjust your differential temperature for longer fan run times you never have to worry about your chimney plugging up. The only thing I dislike is the amount of smoke that comes out the fuel door. I have to shower every time I fill it. Overall satisfied with my purchase and it has cut my winter utilities way down.

B Curry

Effingham, IL

"Waste of money"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I only heat around 1600 square feet and burn enough wood for a mansion. I use twice the wood that people with larger less insulated homes. Other brands are much more efficient and have already put parts on a stove that was only a few months old. Don't buy. Spend a few more dollars and save many.

Lovall

Sandy Hook, KY

Other NCB Reviews

Most of the online reviews regarding the NCB are positive. There is review on outdoorwoodfurnaceinfo.com from a homeowner who loves his NCB unit and wonders why he didn't install one years ago. There is another post on the same site from a homeowner asking for opinions of the NCB, and every response about the unit was positive.

NCB Warranty

The warranty for the Nature's Comfort NCB wood boiler is comprised of the following:

  • 20-year material and labor warranty on the fire drum (prorated after 5th year)
  • 10-year warranty on the water jacket (prorated after 5th year)
  • 1-year warranty on other components

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