Review: Fahrenheit Technologies Endurance 50F
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Fahrenheit Technologies Endurance 50F
I guess I'm a little confused with some of the comments listed here. The installation and cleaning directions are very straight forward. I performed the install myself following the directions and my furnace has been up and running since November with no issues. Granted, there are many considerations and possibilities when selecting the fuel, location and installation of the unit. My home is 2,700sq/ft and I installed as an add-on furnace in the basement. I used 4" pellet pro pipe and have fresh air for the unit. If used as a furnace then backdraft dampers must be installed (once again clearly listed in directions). I feel this is the best use of the unit as it produces a ton of heat. In sub-zero temps I burned no more than 3 bags of premium wood pellets per day to keep the house at 70 degrees. Most other days it was 1.5 to 2.0 bags per day. I got the hopper extension and would suggest it to others as it will allow 2-3 days of operation without re-fueling. Maintenance will depend on amount, type and quality of fuel burned. I clean mine weekly, sometimes bi-weekly. When I clean I remove the pot assembly (not difficult if you follow the instructions to manually move the pot) and use a wire brush from my grill and a screw (to clean the air holes) along with a good shop vac. I have not found the need to remove the fan assembly as I have little to no ash accumulation in the exhaust ports (most certainly will do for final shut-down cleaning). Overall I am extreamly satisfied with my unit. The unit acts as my primary furnace and is controled by a seperate thermostat. Definately more work (handling 4-6 tons of pellet fuel) than my LP furnace but the cost savings are worth the effort. At current LP prices my unit will pay for itself in 2 more seasons.