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Central Boiler Maxim Wood Furnace

#1 of 4 Central Boiler Wood Furnaces

Updated: Mar 13, 2017

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Overview of the Maxim

The Central Boiler Maxim is an outdoor wood pellet and corn furnace. The Maxim is EPA-certified and features an integrated top-loading hopper with a capacity of 600 lbs. or up to 12 bags of wood pellets, allowing the furnace to heat for days on a single load. It has a water capacity of 90 gallons and features an electric ignition and spray-on waterproof urethane insulation to improve efficiency and save fuel. The Maxim is designed to heat a single home or multiple buildings, as well as provide domestic hot water.

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Consumer Reviews of the Central Boiler Maxim

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Date created: 2015-10-09 Location: Grand rapids, Michigan

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars

Review:
"Popular for a reason"
I was a bit skeptical at first about the sorts of claims they make with regards to how well these units can heat your home, and how much money they'll save you overall, especially given their upfront cost and the alternative way of needing to fuel them. However, I've found that, over time, the heat provided by this furnace has been far better than any I've gotten from more traditional central heating elements and radiators. When properly fueled, it heats your house up incredibly quickly and seems to keep it warm without needing to refill it constantly, for a cost that ends up being far less than if you were relying on more traditional heating elements to do the job for you. Overall, I've been very satisfied with this unit, and would recommend it to anyone looking into making the swap to a more renewable energy source for their home, as well as an efficient heater in general.


Date created: 2014-12-08 Name: J Bowman
Location: Ontario, Canada

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

Review:
"Maintenance nightmare"
I've had trouble since day one. The aerator burns off regularly and regularly plugs between the top screw and the feed screw. I wired in a switch to isolate them, but it shuts down regularly. Restart it and it will run all day just fine and will go out over night ( the furnace is off site from my home). Service is difficult to arrange; I have been told 3 weeks for a technician. I am an electrician so we get by. We are in the third year of operation and cant wait to replace it.


Date created: 2012-04-11 Location: Pleasant Hill, Ca

Satisfaction Rating:

4 of 5 stars

Review:
"Maxim Wood Boiler Review"
This wood burner was part of the house when we moved in. Overall, we are pretty satisfied with it. The burner keeps the home nice and toasty during the winter, which is when it gets used the most. Cleaning it is fairly simple, and so far we have had no problems with it. I would recommend the Maxim M175 to a homeowner who was looking for a new heater for their home. Purchasing wood pellets has turned out to be a cheaper means of heating our home than using a gas or electric heater. These savings are sure to satisfy anyone who might be interested in purchasing a wood burner.


Date created: 2012-04-05 Location: Detroit, MI

Satisfaction Rating:

4 of 5 stars

Review:
"Working Warm During the Cold Midwestern Winter"
I have a big shed in my backyard that I do a lot of wood working out of. It started as a hobby and turned into a mini business. It's not lucrative, but I enjoy it. I used to do woodwork out of the big shed all year long, but the Midwestern winters are too nefarious sometimes. I gave up doing any work in the winters because of how uncomfortable and cold the barn can be. I decided to finance a Maxim outdoor furnace and use it to allow me an opportunity to work year round. The furnace is very efficient and heats the entire space. If anything, it sometimes gets too warm and toasty. I've never had any issues with the unit. It's still only a year and a half old, so I'm about to enter my second winter with it, but I don't foresee any issues with it. If anything, my only gripe is the price of the unit. The shed I use is quite large, so I needed a furnace that could handle its demands, but the unit did not come cheap. I'm unsure if it was worth the lofty price tag. I would definately reccomend the brand, but I might encourage someone to look for a better bargain.


Date created: 2012-03-06 Location: Daytona Beach, Fl

Satisfaction Rating:

4 of 5 stars

Review:
"Outdoor Wood Furnace"
I bought my wood furnace over 5 years ago.comfortable heat. Since installing it I have not used any gas and the house is 72 degrees Wood is the most economical choice. The wood mode allows the user to operate the furnace burning only wood. Wood is a totally renewable resource that is beneficial for the environment because burning wood is natural. When burned, results in no net increases in carbon dioxide. On the other hand, fossil fuels when burned, release carbon dioxide which would otherwise be trapped in the earth. The burning of fossil fuels causes a net increase in carbon dioxide which is believed to be responsible for the heat trapping greenhouse effect. United States and Canada. Making this purchase was one of the best ones I have made and I would suggest it to anyone.


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Other Maxim Reviews

Comments regarding the Maxim appear to be mixed. There are several positive comments on sites such as newagtalk.com regarding the heating capability and hopper size of the unit, but several posts on hearth.com are from homeowners complaining about problems with the unit's auger, particularly on older units.

Maxim Warranty

Product registration is required for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the Central Boiler Maxim is comprised of the following:

  • 5-year unit parts warranty if registered within 10 days of purchase
  • 1-year parts warranty if not registered

Labor costs are not included in the warranty.

 
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