Non-Electric Oil Stoves

Non-electric oil stoves are a great option for homes that are off-grid or that experience frequent power outages. They are also a good choice for homes that need backup heat during cold weather.

Heating oil is a highly efficient and cost-effective heating fuel. It produces more heat per gallon than other popular fuels like natural gas and propane, which means that homeowners can heat their homes with less oil. This can lead to significant savings on heating bills.

In addition to its efficiency, heating oil offers widespread availability, reliability, and comfort, making it an advantageous choice for heating purposes. One of the notable advantages is the ease of finding heating oil suppliers, even in rural areas. Moreover, heating oil is a dependable fuel option as it remains unaffected by price fluctuations experienced by other fuel types, like natural gas, enabling more predictable heating cost budgeting. Additionally, heating oil provides a superior level of comfort by generating higher heat output compared to alternative fuels, ensuring swift and efficient warming of your home during the winter season. Collectively, the efficiency, reliability, and comfort offered by heating oil make it a highly recommended option for residential heating needs. When considering heating options for your home, heating oil is certainly worth serious consideration.

Non-Electric equipment solutions in our catalog include products from the leading brand NordicStove.

Whether you need 6,000 BTU for a small cabin or something more powerful such as a 40,000 BTU for something larger, we have everything in between to fit those needs.

Explore Further:

Q. What is an oil stove?

A. An oil stove is a heating device that burns oil, typically either paraffin or fuel oil, to produce heat. It can be used as a primary or supplemental heating source in homes, cabins, and other spaces.

Q. Are oil drip stoves safe?

A. Oil furnaces are an incredibly safe option for heating your home. The oil used in this type of heating system is stable and non-flammable. The risks of fires, explosions, and other combustion-related dangers are realistically non-existent. Oil furnaces can also be a very reliable option with regard to air quality inside your home, especially with regular chimney maintenance.

Q. Can I install my oil stove using the existing masonry chimney?

A. It is possible to install you oil stove using the existing masonry chimney. Masonry chimneys usually have a much larger diameter. You will therefore need to install a stainless-steel liner with a diameter matching the flue diameter of the oil drip stove in your existing masonry chimney. If this is not done, you will probably end up with draft problems.

Q. How does the chimney height effect the performance of a NordicStove?

A. Both the chimney height and construction are critical to the NordicStove performance. A short chimney will not pull adequate combustion air into the burner creating a smoky sooty burn. A tall chimney will pull to much air into the burner, which cools the burner and causes carbon accumulation. The chimney height for the NordicStove should be between 10 and 16 feet.

Q. Can my stove function without electricity?

A. Absolutely. Since the stove is gravity fed, no electricity is required. Exception: If the oil tank is lower than the stove an electric pump is needed to bring the oil to the burner, you will not be able to operate the stove without electricity, unless you use a generator to activate the pump.

Q. Do I need a floor protection?

A. You do not need a floor protection if your stove already sits on a non-combustible surface, or if your stove sits on a wood floor. However, any floor that is made of combustible synthetic material (ex: carpet) needs to be covered with a floor protection. In all cases, your best bet is prudence.

Q. How does an oil stove work?

A. Oil stoves work by burning oil in a combustion chamber and using a heat exchanger to transfer the heat to the surrounding air. The heated air is then circulated throughout the room by a blower or fan or thermal transfer on non-electric units.

Q. Are there different types of oil stoves?

A. Yes, several different types of oil stoves are available on the market today, including freestanding models, wall-mounted units, and inserts that can be installed into existing fireplaces.

Q. What are the benefits of using an oil stove?

A. Oil stoves offer several benefits over other types of heating systems, including high-efficiency ratings, low emissions, and easy maintenance. They also provide reliable heat on non-electric units during power outages.

Q. How do I choose the right size oil stove for my home?

A. To choose the right size oil stove for your home, you'll need to consider factors such as the square footage of your space, ceiling height, insulation levels, and climate zone. A professional HVAC contractor can help you determine the appropriate size for your needs.

Q. What is the difference between input and output BTU?

A. Input BTU refers to the amount of energy that a heating appliance consumes or requires to operate, while output BTU refers to the amount of heat energy that the appliance produces or delivers into a space. In other words, the input BTU is the total energy that the appliance consumes to produce heat, which includes losses due to inefficiencies such as combustion, venting, or heat transfer through the appliance's walls. Output BTU, on the other hand, represents the actual usable heat that is delivered to the room or space being heated.

Q.what is the difference between #1 fuel oil compared to #2 fuel oil.

A. No. 1 fuel oil is like a heavier version of kerosene. This means it has a higher boiling point, is more viscous and is less refined than kerosene. In comparison with No. 2 fuel oil, it is a bit lighter. No. 2 fuel, also known as “home heating oil” or “regular fuel oil”, is like diesel fuel and is used to fuel household boilers and furnaces.

Q. Can the stove be set on low and left unattended for long periods?

A. No, this can be problematic. The temperature of the combustion gas determines the vacuum in the chimney. If the temperature drops, this will lower the combustion gas temperature. This reduces the vacuum and creates a sooty burn. This problem is compounded if the combustion air comes directly from outside. If enough heat is removed from the chimney, the water vapor will change to liquid water or possibly ice. Conversely, if the temperature increases, the building may reach very high temperatures.

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