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How To Prepare Firewood for Your Outdoor Wood Boiler

Posted by SEBASTIAN ZOTA

Properly preparing wood can make a world of difference in how effectively your wood boiler operates. So, if you are interested in understanding more about how to prepare firewood for your outdoor wood boiler or indoor wood boiler to help maintain a comfortable temperature inside your house year-round, you aren’t alone. Many people wonder why their wood-burning outdoor furnace or indoor furnace doesn’t heat their home appropriately, even when it has plenty of wood (especially in colder weather). To help keep this common problem from happening to you, read on to discover more about what type of firewood is best to get....

Do you need a SureFire 512 Battery Back Up with a Pellet Stove?

Posted by SEBASTIAN ZOTA

Pellet Stoves are becoming more and more popular today as people seek to save money on heating their homes while maintaining the ease and convenience of oil or gas. One of the advantages -A pellet stove is clean-burning. When your homemade wood stove is functioning properly, there are no fumes or soot being emitted into your home. Pellet stoves are not only cleaner than fireplaces and considered carbon neutral by many environmentalists, but they’re easy to operate. One disadvantage- Pellet stoves compared to fireplaces is that they require electricity to operate. That means if the power goes out, so does your stove. Losing...

Home Brewing Equipment for the Beer Enthusiast

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Home breweries are trending these days and are beginning to pop up everywhere. With homebrewing’s popularity on the rise, Alternative Heating & Supplies wanted to provide the perfect addition to any homebrew operation. The Dragon Plate Chiller is an essential brewing addition to your home brewing system. The Dragon Plate Chiller promises to cool your wort to a lower temperature to get the best cold break possible, and positions your wort to the ideal pitching temperature on the first pass. This plate chiller allows the homebrewer to bring boiling wort down to a yeast pitching temperature in a fraction of the time than ice...

Here are the winners for the AltHeatSupply Photo Contest

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We had a photo contest with some really great prizes, asking for people to submit a picture of them next to their recently purchased products. We enjoyed seeing these photos from our supporters, they're so much fun! And now, without any further ado, here are the winners:   1st Place - $250 Prize   Products purchased: Protech 300 Boiler Treatment FC546 Fan Covers Tube of RTV Black Silicone CF205 System Flush cleaner Fire Rope Door Seal   2nd Place - $100 Prize   Products purchased: 20 Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger   3rd Place - $50 Prize   Products purchased: 30...

The Top 4 Pool Heat Exchanger Options

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Summertime is almost here, which means pool season is approaching as well. Even in the heat, everyone has a different temperature preference for their pools. Check out some information about our top 4 different types of heat exchangers for summer use and their benefits. Whether you’re shopping for a heat exchanger, exploring which heat exchanger is the most efficient, or trying to find out more before purchasing, we hope this blog is helpful to you. At Alternative Heating, we believe it's better to do things the right way the first time to avoid unnecessary spending. Please visit our website Alternative Heating...

TH001 Manual

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  This manual covers the following models*:T822K,L • T827K* Images are for reference only and may not represent the actual thermostat. Pre-installation checklist   Check package contents: Thermostat Wall anchors & screws (2 each) Before you begin, make sure you have: No. 2 Phillips & small pocket screwdrivers Hammer Level (optional) Pencil Drill and bit (3/16” for drywall, 7/32” for plaster)   Must be installed by a trained, experienced technician Read these instructions carefully. Failure to follow these instructionscan damage the product or cause a hazardous condition.     CAUTION: ELECTRICAL HAZARDCan cause electrical shock or equipment damage. Disconnect power...

TH001 Installation

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T822, TS822 Heating/Cooling Thermostats   Features T822A, D, F and TS822A control heating systems. T822C, E control cooling systems. T822G controls heating or cooling systems. T822F provides Auto-On System switching. T822D, F, G heating anticipators are adjustable. T822A and TS822A heating anticipators are notadjustable. T822C, F, G cooling anticipators are not adjustable. Coiled bimetal operates quiet, dust-free mercuryswitch. All wiring connections are made on back ofthermostat. All models are mounted directly on wall or on standardvertical outlet box. T822A, C, D and TS822A are available with positive Off. All models have vented covers for better air flow andimproved temperature sensing....

Dragon Breath Unit Heater Applications

Posted by SEBASTIAN ZOTA

Our Dragon Breath Unit Heaters can be mounted just about anywhere. Their small and compact designs make them perfect for heating basements, garages, workshops, greenhouses, warehouses, drying corn, heat dumps, bed bugs, mobile units and many more setups. These water-based units come with a “Venturi-designed” high-quality fan, water to air exchanger and adjustable louvered grills. The commercial grade fans are speed controllable with our Variable Speed Controller’s (SC36) that regulates the fan speed at the turn of a knob. Stamped fan blades quietly exhaust high air volumes. You can trust that all parts used are of the highest quality. Plus,...

Why do we need Boiler Treatment and Maintenance

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Spring is almost here.  It’s time to consider how your boiler system will spend the next few months while it sits dormant. Where should you start? Alternative Heating & Supply recommends that you begin with Boiler treatment and maintenance. What is Boiler Treatment and why do we need it? A complete water treatment program for a boiler will usually include a chemical oxygen scavenger, alkalinity builder and polymer sludge conditioner and, depending on the application, may also include phosphate treatment and a condensate line treatment. Wood Boiler Manufacturer programs insist the wood boiler owner meet certain nitrite levels in order to...

The Surefire 512 Pellet Stove Battery Backup

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When the power goes out, being prepared is crucial for keeping you and your family safe. At Alternative Heating & Supply, we want you to be ready before an outage occurs. In 2017, 36.7 million people were affected by power outages across the U.S. lasting on average about 1 hour and 20 minutes. For pellet stove owners, a power outage can quickly become a nightmare situation. Don’t get caught in an emergency without proper protection - invest in a solution to keep your pellet stove running during power outages. The Surefire 512 Battery Backup (SF 512) will keep your pellet stove running through a...

Why & How to Choose the Best Outdoor Wood Furnace

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In this blog post, you're going to find out all about wood boilers: which outdoor wood boiler is best to use and who makes it, and how efficient it is to use one to heat your home, the advantages it has for our environment, wood boiler comparisons, features, parts, and accessories. Additionally, you'll learn the most effective practices from the experts in choosing your new wood furnace.   With the Landscape of the Outdoor Wood Boiler Industry changing so rapidly due to the Government EPA Regulations has caused a lot of businesses to close their doors and leave customers struggling to find parts...

Indoor vs. Outdoor Wood Boiler: Which One’s More Worth It?

Posted by SEBASTIAN ZOTA

In this video, we talk about what's more worth it: indoor or outdoor wood boilers. The video is broken down into three main parts that consist of installation, application, and maintenance. We compare the wood boilers side by side, so you can really get an idea of which one will work for you and your lifestyle better.   Part 1: Installation     In the first part where we talk about installation, we start off by saying the cost is the same. Now, the cost varies from boiler to boiler, but usually, they are all in the same ballpark. However,...