|"I Love My Fahrenheit"
Living in a 3,200 sq. ft. home with 21 ft. ceilings can present quite a heating challenge, especially in northern Wisconsin. Bill and Dianna Anderson, Mauston, Wisconsin, recently installed the Endurance in their unfinished basement, connecting the unit to the existing ductwork at a convenient location away from their propane furnace.
We use the Fahrenheit as a stand alone furnace, said Dianna. Tapping into our existing ductwork was easy and inexpensive. We can now easily heat the whole house just with the Fahrenheit; I hope I never have to turn that expensive propane furnace on again!
The Andersons bought a small Pelpro pellet stove a few years back to test the idea of heating with organic fuel. While the Pelpro helped heat the first floor, it didnt hold a candle to the heat output of the Endurance, plus the smaller unit was more effort to keep clean.
With the Fahrenheit, our whole house is warm now, all 3 floors, said Dianna, who grew up in Arizona. And trust me, I keep it warm because I dont like the cold!
Theres no comparison in heating output or ease of use, she continues. Im in and out of the local dealer Natures Heat quite often on business. They have a Fahrenheit heating their showroom. You feel the heat coming out of the Fahrenheit compared to the Pelpro, and the Fahrenheit just blows you away with the heat thats coming out. Mike and Barb (Natures Heat owners) have a lot of different stoves in the showroom but they turn them all off when the Fahrenheit is running, and its still real toasty in the showroom.
Dianna likes the flexibility of fuel choices too. Thats the great thing about biomass furnaces, she says. We can heat with whichever fuel is cheaper. Right now, were burning pellets which burn really nice, but this weekend well be buying a ton of corn because the price is better. Try shopping like that with your propane dealer. . . no way.
We also like the Fahrenheit clinker removal system, which works really well, says Dianna. We clean the stove maybe once every 5 days or so, its very easy to do; the whole unit is great. It runs well; its good looking and puts out a lot of heat. I highly recommend it. In fact, our neighbors are stopping by later today to see the furnace. They were thinking about the Europa, but I told them they should look at Fahrenheit if they want a furnace that will heat the whole house, not just a few rooms.