Econoburn Wood Gasification Boilers Earn Energy Star Rating

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Econoburn's wood gasification boilers -- not to be confused with traditional outdoor wood burners -- have earned the Energy Star rating for energy efficiency.

Wood is a renewable resource and the gasification process is both environmentally friendly and energy efficient. Those benefits are very attractive to the many home and business owners considering the use of wood as fuel for heating or hot water.

Econoburn's wood gasification boilers -- not to be confused with traditional outdoor wood burners -- have earned the Energy Star rating for energy efficiency.

"Welcome to ENERGY STAR" read the opening line of a recent email received by the Dunkirk, NY-headquartered manufacturer of Econoburn wood gasification boilers: Alternative Fuel Boilers' state-of-the-art products had received federal designation as being both innovative and energy saving.

Econoburn™ wood gasification boilers will now carry "the ENERGY STAR label that has become recognized by more than 70 percent of American consumers," said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Steve Ryan.

"We are very pleased that our boilers have earned approval for the ENERGY STAR label," said company president William Raines. "The designation reflects the EPA's independent assessment that the Econoburn boiler saves energy.

"Wood is a renewable resource and the gasification process is both environmentally friendly and energy efficient. Those benefits are very attractive to the many home and business owners considering the use of wood as fuel for heating or hot water."

Econoburn™ units range in size from 100,000 to 1 million BTUs for use as either a primary heat source or to supplement one that already exists. The boilers are adaptable to both hot water and forced air heating systems, and the company offers accessory products for swimming pools and hot tubs along with heat exchanger fans for industrial buildings.

Traditional wood furnaces, Raines noted, lose a significant amount of heat up the chimney which also results in the release of air polluting greenhouse gases. The gasification process, he explained, captures then reignites flue gases in the combustion chamber resulting in a heating efficiency nearing 90 percent. With virtually no exhaust gases, the high-tech Econoburn boilers also help ease the burden on the environment.

The company, http://www.alternativefuelboilers.com, offers pre-purchase consultations for customers on appropriate boiler sizing, systems integration, accessory applications and any other specialized design criteria. Alternative Fuels' toll-free telephone number, 866-818-5162, is available to customers seeking detailed product information.

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