Jan 9, 2010
Are you sold on alternative heating and ready to throw your furnace out the window?
Even though heating with renewable energy such as corn or wood pellets is a cost effective and fantastic method of heating your home, you don’t want to throw your furnace out the window just yet.
Do I need to keep my furnace if I install a Magnum stove?
The answer is yes you do. There are code compliance issues that require a primary heating system to be installed in your home. Today, there are no insurance or building codes that will allow a solid fuel device to be considered as primary.
This does not mean, however, that your corn/flex-fuel appliance will not heat your entire home.
The best advice is to let your renewable energy appliance do the bulk of the heating, and when you go away on vacation, etc. allow your primary furnace to take over.
There are plenty of design solutions; your corn burning appliance can complement your entire system so that you can stay toasty warm.
Many corn/flex-fuel customers report that their primary furnace runs very little, if at all, even on the coldest of days. So while we do not recommend you throw your furnace out the window, we are excited for you to experience the wonderful heat and savings associated with corn and pellet stoves!
One of our raving fans share how well their corn stove heats their entire home in this video: