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Wood Furnace Ratings by Brand: 2018

Updated: May 2, 2018

Wood furnaces (also known as "wood boilers" or "outdoor wood furnaces") are increasingly popular options with US homeowners as oil gets more expensive. has collected consumer wood furnace reviews since the beginning of 2010. In addition to describing their experience with their wood furnace, reviewers also rate each furnace model from 1 ("Very Unsatisfied") to 5 ("Very Satisfied").

The following list ranks wood furnace brands from best to worst. We also maintain a list of the 5 best series of wood furnaces.

  1. Mahoning
  2. Crown Royal
  3. Heatmaster
  4. Woodmaster
  5. Heatmor
  6. Natures Comfort
  7. Taylor
  8. Pacific Western
  9. Fire Chief
  10. Aqua-therm
  11. Hawken Energy
  12. Daka
  13. Polar Furnace
  14. Acme
  15. Newmac
  16. Hardy
  17. Hs Tarm
  18. Wood Doctor
  19. United States Stove Company
  20. Portage And Main
  21. Central Boiler
  22. Pro-fab Industries
  23. Earth
  24. Shaver
  25. Heiss
  26. Empyre

We have collected reviews on 34 brands of wood furnaces -- however, we have not included all those brands in this list. When we only have a handful of reviews, we run the risk that a single homeowner might sway the ratings too much. For that reason, we have only included the average rating for brands where we have at least 5 ratings.

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