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5 Best Wood Furnaces Sold in 2018

Updated: Apr. 20, 2018

FurnaceCompare has collected more than 925 reviews of 75 different series of wood furnaces, sold by more than 30 brands. Of those sold in 2018, which are most highly rated by homeowners?

The list below represents the top-rated wood furnaces available for sale in the US and Canada.

Rank Brand and Series Consumer Rating Efficiency Pricing
5. Polar G Class 4.16 out of 5 up to 86% starting at $7,866
The Polar G-Glass is an outdoor downdraft gasification wood furnace, with a combustion efficiency as high as 99.5%. The company has included a patent-pending cleaning system, to make daily cleaning quick. The company claims to have simplified installation as well, reducing costs to the homeowner.
4. Nature's Comfort NCB-G 4.2 out of 5 up to 78% starting at $8,480
The NCB-G features an updraft gasification design which provides boost air for cleaner burning. It has a 1/4" thick firebox and a 3/16" thick 7 gauge water jacket, and is designed to enable idling for summer use.
3. HeatMaster MF eSeries 4.6 out of 5 n/a starting at $6,495
The MF eSeries is a multifuel boiler that burns wood, coal and biomass. Units feature a shaker grate, removable ash pan, hinged rear door and forced air fan. Pricing is said to be comparable to the HeatMaster C Series, which begins at $6,495.
2. HeatMaster G Series 4.6 out of 5 up to 85% starting at $8,495
The G Series is constructed of titanium-enhanced, corrosion-resistant 409 stainless steel for improved durability and heat transfer, with a round firebox which provides greater strength with fewer welds. G Series furnaces are safe and clean enough to be installed in a garage or small outbuilding.
1. Crown Royal Pristine 4.67 out of 5 n/a starting at $10,779
The Crown Royal Stoves Pristine series is an EPA phase-2 certified down draft gasification furnace. Like many high-end outdoor gasification furnaces, the Pristine series has a titanium stainless steel firebox and water jacket, a water level indicator, and easy to use controls. It is covered by a 20-year limited warranty.

Methodology

Consumers and homeowners have submitted thousands of reviews to FurnaceCompare.com. In addition to reviewing a particular model of equipment, the reviewer also assigns a rating from 1 ("Very Unsatisfied") to 5 ("Very Satisfied"). The following list ranks the top 5 wood furnace series from lowest to highest, based on the average of those consumer satisfaction ratings.

FurnaceCompare.com has collected reviews on more than 30 different brands and 60 different series of wood furnaces. However, we have only included a series on this list if we have at least 5 reviews of that series, and if the series is available in 2018. If we only have a few reviews, there is a risk that a single homeowner will skew the average rating too far in one direction or another.

Pricing

The prices displayed are in US dollars, and are the pricing for the smallest (lowest capacity) units that we found for each series online.

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