Indoor Vs Outdoor Wood Boiler

Wood boilers are a great way to heat y.our home. Some people prefer outdoor wood boilers that can be placed in the backyard, while others like indoor wood boilers that offer the convenience of not Inhaving to go outside when they need to turn up the heat. Which one is better? In this blogpost we suppose to clear uf the difference between the indoor and the outdoor wood boilers.

Indoor Wood Boilers

An indoor wood boiler is a heating system that uses wood as its fuel. The most common type of indoor wood boiler is the pellet stove, which burns small pellets made from compressed sawdust or other biomass materials. Other types of indoor wood boilers include forced-air furnaces and freestanding stoves.

Indoor wood boilers heat water through a metal coil that is submerged in the water tank. The hot coils produce steam, which heats up the home’s interior and radiators or baseboard heating systems.

Outdoor Wood Boilers

Outdoor wood boilers are standalone units meant for outdoor use only since they require sufficient air space around them due to combustion. They aren’t connected indoors like indoor wood boilers are. Outdoor models have insulation similar to what you would find in an RV or boat so that there isn’t any condensation on its surfaces when it operates at cold outdoor temperatures below freezing.

The Difference between the Indoor and the Outdoor Wood Boiler

The main difference between the indoor and outdoor wood boiler is that the outdoor wood boiler can be installed outside, while the indoor wood boiler must be installed inside. The outdoor wood boiler is also easier to maintain, as it does not require a chimney or venting system. However, the outdoor wood boiler may be less efficient than the indoor wood boiler, which is designed to be installed in a house, greenhouse or cabin. it does not have a blower or fans that

Benefits of Indoor Wood Boilers

  • Indoor wood boilers are not smoky

One of the main advantages of an indoor wood boiler is that they are not smoky. This means that your home will not smell like a campfire, and you won’t have to deal with all the ashes and soot that come along with outdoor boilers.

  • Cheaper instalation

The cost of installing an indoor wood boiler will depend on the type you choose, and how much heating capacity is required. However, they are generally cheaper than outdoor boilers because installation does not require additional infrastructure.

The other benefits of indoor wood boilers are:

  • they’re very efficient, with some models achieving over 90% efficiency,
  • they can use a variety of fuels such as cordwood, pellets, corn, or cherry pit,
  • many models are small and compact so they don’t take up much space,
  • there are no issues with running long flues or venting through a high chimney (which could be impossible in some cases).

Disadvantages of Indoor Wood Boilers

The indoor wood boiler has a number of disadvantages. They require more maintenance, and the fire needs to be tended to more carefully. Indoor wood boilers can also produce harmful emissions, which can cause health problems for you and your family.

Benefits of Outdoor Wood Boilers

Now that we know what they look like and where they should be installed, let’s delve into some of the benefits of having an outdoor wood boiler:

  • The outdoor unit can take advantage of solar gain much more than an indoor model;
  • You have less restrictions on chimney height with an outdoor model (because it doesn’t vent indoors), which could save you money;
  • You can use outdoor boilers to heat outdoor spas and pools;
  • The outdoor unit is much more easily accessible than an indoor wood boiler.

Disadvantages  of Outdoor Wood Boilers

Once we’ve covered the benefits of outdoor units, let’s talk the disadvantages of outdoor wood boilers.

  • Because these have all those great outdoor features, they are often more expensive to purchase than an indoor wood boiler;
  • outdoor boilers require a sunny spot so you can’t just put it anywhere on your property – it needs to be close enough to the house to run the flue/chimney;
  • outdoor models need annual maintenance (checking for and cleaning of creosote build-up), where most indoor units don’t.

Now that we know about both types of wood boilers, which one is right for you? The answer depends on what you’re looking for. Keep in mind what’s important to you when making your decision! If outdoor access and power source are key, then go with an outdoor model. But if easy installation and indoor comfort with easy access are more important, then go with an indoor unit!