Central Boiler Wood Furnaces

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Central Boiler Wood Furnace Overview

Central Boiler manufacturers outdoor wood-burning furnaces that can be used to heat homes, swimming pools, barns and other buildings. The furnace burns wood to boil water, and then pipes the hot water inside in insulated pipes. The hot water can then be used in conjunction with your existing warm-air furnace, radiant floor system or water heater.

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Consumer Reviews of Central Boiler

2.8

  • Very Satisfied
    18
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    2
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    5
  • Very Unsatisfied
    22
  • #13 of 37 Wood Furnaces
  • 42.55% of customers recommended

Reviews by Wood Furnace Series

E-Classic Classic Classic Edge Maxim

Corporate History

Dennis Brazier founded Central Boiler in 1984. The company is privately held with offices and a manufacturing plant located in Minnesota. Central Boiler also owns Central Fireplace, which manufactures gas fireplaces.

Product Lines

The company's wood-burning furnaces are sold under the product name "Classic", and are available in heavy guage carbon steel or titanium enhanced stainless steel. The "Classic" was the first outdoor wood furnace to be both UL and CSA certified.

The E – Classic 1200 was also the first outdoor wood furnace to meet the US Environmental Protection Agency's new voluntary emissions standards. The EPA provides a list of cleaner-burning outdoor wood furnaces.

Warranty

The "Classic" furnace has an optional 25-year limited warranty which covers parts and labor. The Pallet Burner has a 1-year warranty, but the 25-year warranty is not available.

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Central Boiler Wood Furnace Reviews

Showing 1-5 of 35 reviews

"Stay away from these people"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

There steel is bought in china, and this co. Has no class, stay away.

paul cunningham

Gooderham, Ontario

"Northern Michigan Winters Solved!"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I've owned the Central Boiler unit for 5 years now. I like the fact that it is built tough and very easy to maintain. There are components that should be replaced annually, but I have not had to replace any parts yet, knock on wood (wood, you get it?). One thing I do not like about the particular model is that it's the smallest model. I should have purchased one model bigger. If you have the opportunity to do so, go for it. You will thank me later for not having to constantly go out and fill up the darn box. I would buy this again and thinking about selling my current one to upgrade to one that is large and EPA certified.

JP

Williamsburg, MI

"1st year E-classic 2300"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I have owned this boiler for 8 years. This is the 9th heating year. Had a firebox fan go out, it happens. Different sensors go out. Ok. The major problem is creosote. Plugs up the supply hole for the air that feeds the fire, the turbulators plug up with creosote and I dump diesel fuel down them and light it to clear them out. From the turbulators to the smoke stack, yields a huge build up of creosote without a way to get anything back there to efficiently. Takes a lot of time to keep it clean of creosote and ash. not worth the 20% saving in wood. Now this year the firebox got so thin it sprung a leak. Tried to weld it shut. The firebox opened up like it was tissue paper. Warranty is basically, a promise of nothing. NEVER buy a mild steel wood boiler. it will rot out from the water jacket out. 300 stainless is th ONLY way to go. I would never buy another product from classic

Anthony Okalski

Goodells, MI

"The Classic Edge 350 Is Affordable and Effecient!"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I've owned this unit for a a little more than a year, I bought it in the winter of 2015 and I have to say it's extremely efficient for the price that it costs. The previous wood furnace that I had was extremely old and I found myself working on it more than I should so I buckled down and bought the Classic Edge 350 at one of the local dealers and so far I've been extremely satsified, it burns a lot less wood and so far I've had no maintenance issues practically have just left it alone for an entire year that's how efficient it has been. The coolest feature that I was surprised by is that it can be controlled by a wifi module so if you're at work you can look in and make sure it's running smoothly. It also comes in a plethora of different colors, I went ahead and chose the green as it made sense being in my back yard. I would recommend Central Boiler to anyone who was interested in getting an outdoor furnace or grill.

Kansas City, MO

"Great product!"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

We have had our Central Boiler wood stove for six years now. We love it. Our electric bill is about $130 a month. Huge money saver. It heats our water – and with a family a five that is a huge cost savings. I grew up with a indoor wood stove. The indoor stoves make an extreme mess – not to mention safety issues. I love that the stove is outside – no mess and safe! Another benefit is only having to fill the stove every other day. You can leave for a weekend and not have to worry about having someone coming to fill your stove. Highly recommend Central Boiler to anyone looking for a wood stove – love it!! We would certainly purchase another one.

Beth Mooney

Roseau, MN

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