When converting your wood residue to productive heat, it is important to consider the furnace’s air emission quality as well as its heating efficiency. BCS furnaces are designed to be clean burning and do meet Federal EPA Emission Standards. However, there are systems, such as Outdoor Wood Boilers, that are visibly smoky. These emission concerns have prompted counties and states to restrict or ban their use. Unfortunately, this situation has the potential to reinforce the misconception that wood burning is unclean.
If you are considering an Outdoor Wood Boiler for your commercial heating needs, it is worthwhile to take a look at the following NESCAUM Report assessing Outdoor Wood Boiler’s impact on the environment.