The Shaver Pro Series is an outdoor wood furnace available in five models — the 140, 165, 250, 290 and 340. It has a heat output ranging from 3,000 square feet to 8,000 square feet, with a water capacity of up to 300 gallons and a heating capacity of up to 326,000 BTU. The Pro Series features a cylinder firebox that is called 3/8-inch thick but is actually over 4/10-inch, which the company claims is 70% thicker than the competition. Optional fireboxes that are 1/2-inch thick are also available. The Pro Series is available in 20 different colors. 2015 prices for the Pro Series start at $5,177, with financing available.
I have owned a 250 model for one year now. It has been nothing short of excellent! My furnace is slightly oversized for my home (recommended) and so I only load it once a day and it keeps my home toasty warm. I use radiant heat, to heat my home. I have the water temperature set at only 90'! This means that the furnace is very efficient; not heating up a lot of hot water and having to keep it hot 24 hours a day. One of the best things is that I only have to clean the ashes out every two weeks at the most. There is also extremely little ash that you to clean out. I can do so without opening the firebox door, which is a lot safer than other models. Most other manufacturers claim that I could open their firebox door and push the burning wood aside, HA! I would like to see them do that! My firebox is so hot that I cannot go anywhere near there without getting burned, let alone clean out the ashes. I like the fact that of I need a part, I can get it at my local Granger store or plumbing supply. I installed the furnace myself and it was a piece of cake. I had it heating my home the same day. There are manual is very comprehensive and even a novice can do it, using your handy dandy Pex pipe fittings that you push on by hand. The price was much lower than competitors and they even have an on-site warranty. A lot of other companies want you to ship the furnace back to them to be repaired! Can you believe that?
A homeowner on outdoorwoodfurnace.com said that his Pro Series can't keep up when the temperature outside gets below 25 degrees. Several members replied that the unit is most likely fine, just undersized, and a few suggesteed adding insulation. There are a couple of other reviews on the same site, one from a homeowner who loves their unit and one from a homeowner who dislikes his unit.
Pro Series Warranty
The warranty for the Shaver Pro Series wood furnace is comprised of the following:
20-year parts and labor on-site warranty (prorated after 5th year)
1-year electrical components warranty
5-year on-site warranty against furnace leaks
30-year/lifetime warranty on roof and siding
The cost of the service call is not covered after 5 years.
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