Review: Fahrenheit Technologies Endurance 50F
Fahrenheit Technologies Endurance 50F
This is my second winter with the 50f and my first review as I like to live with something for awhile before I give a opinion on it. In short this is one purchase that has exceeded my expections. I have had a combination furnace since we built our house (1979) that burns coal-wood-or oil. Normally i used oil in the fall and spring, when a wood or coal fire would overheat the house, and coal after the cold temps were here to stay. Since installing the 50f I havent purchased any oil and dont intend to. I installed it myself with no major problems. but you should be familiar with this type of work especially if you are going to tie it in with an existing heating system as I did. The biggest problem I had was not being able to find a backdraft damper to put on my existing furnace (certainly not farenheight tecks fault) and had to fabricate one from scratch. As far as preformance this thing works beautifully it puts out a lot of heat for it 50000btu rating .I burn mostely corn in it, as I grow my own, changing to wood pellets last spring after the corn ran out. I have it set on the fuel miser mode and it has no problem igniting the corn. Yes as with any heating unit of this type you have to fill the fuel hopper (daily when its cold)and take out the ashes (about once a week with corn) but for me its a more than even trade off to keep from buying oil. I also find it very rewarding to heat with a crop that i planted and harvested on ground that up to three years ago i was mowing so that it lookes nice. I still have a coal fire during the coldist months but the 50f still works for a living as it kicks on in the mornings (I work at night as does my wife) and it maintains the temperature in the house till I get home and stoke up the coal fire, sometimes 10 to 12 hours later.