A good friend of mine owns a company that manufactures wood boilers and wood furnaces. I was just visiting with two of his workers and they were saying how they may be going out of business. They said that the EPA is requiring that the wood has to be burned down to a certain particulate size in the unit itself and in the smoke, which current boilers don’t do. The regulation went into effect for manufacturing bans in May of this year, and the sale of them will be banned in Dec/Jan.
They said that they designed a unit that can burn the particulate to EPA specs, but it is $14k and complicated to use. Anyone else heard anything about this? These types of units are very common around here.
FYI - I guess this just applies to boilers right now. The wood furnace part comes in about 2 years according teo them