Harman PFB100 Hot Air Pellet Furnace

Product Type: Central Heat Pellet Stove
Brand: Harman Stove Company
Description:

Pellet-burning stove from Harman is designed to provide central heating for the entire home. The unit features:

  • Cast-iron construction
  • Automatic ignition
  • Pellet Pro feeder and burn pot
  • Heats 2,500 square feet
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Large,easily accessible ash pan
  • 3-speed 1000 cfm blower
  • Dual heat exchangers
  • Heat capacity: 112,000 BTU  
  • Hopper holds up to  160 lbs.
  • EPA tested 
  • OMNI-Test Laboratory testing

Comments

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I know what big utility companies charge and how the gas furnace also uses electricity via a switch. If I have to clean out a stove to heat my whole house, the I will do it, before paying more to those utilities. You do know they can charge all kinds of extra fees down the road too.

    In reviews I'm not looking for anyone to tell me what to do, and if they do not know me, then they are out of line in doing so. I'm simply looking for real live information of their experience with the product. I will be the one to decide what my final decision will be by adding my own circumstances to that information.

    Now that the Republicans have succeeded again, and the cost of living just keeps going up and up no matter what the price of gas does, I'm all in to controlling whatever cost I can when it comes to survival, even if it means getting my hands dirty (wearing gloves btw :) because I can't afford to look forward to those extra fees, higher costs pushing me to homelessness, or dying for anyone.

    You should judge your own circumstance; then if you can afford any safe heating system that lowers other big corp utility costs, and helps lower long term unknown higher costs down the road; then I say do it and keep your money. So what if you have to do some work in order to keep more of your money down the road. That is what work is all about and how this country advanced to be what it is today; with hard work.

    The Bush era, when the market crashed and then later the gas goons raked in billions for the first time in history from you, should have taught you how important it is to do some of your own dirty cleanup such as with this stove, if that is what it takes to survive and still be comfortable. Winter is early this year too and I'm ready to expect the worst after how bad it was last year.

    Wake up and decide what is best for you in the long term.

    Happy and safe Holidays to everyone.
    Cleveland, OH

  2. Anonymous Says:

    To counter the other comment. I bought the furnace a few months ago. As far as the maintenance goes, you do have daily weekly and monthly maintenance. Once every or every other day I try to clean out the burn pot. takes about 3 to 5 minutes and add pellets. Once a week I clean out the chamber but it could be stretched out to two if needed. And it says once a month to clean out the stove pipe. I don't see the need to clean but twice a season. It does require more maintenance than, say, a oil or gas stove. But it is far cheaper than either of those. I love my furnace and I think it is worth the extra effort in order for me to save 4 to 6 hundred dollars a month in the winter months.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    If you are thinking about buying a pellet furnace to replace/supplement your forced hot air system, be advised... these units are a) much higher maintenance than oil fired furnaces; b) require professional installation not typically offered by 'stove' dealers (the furnace is an integral part of your HVAC system, not a stand-alone.

    I was sold a HARMAN PF100 on the promise of no maintenance, "Just turn it on and run it. Empty the ash pan twice per season."

    No. No! No!! No!!! The manual states what I quickly learned. These things require lots of cleaning and maintenance, on a weekly and monthly basis. And the maintenance is a sooty, dusty mess.

    If you enter the world of a wood pellet furnance, you are casting the easy life behind you. You may be green. You may even save on annual fuel (although any payback requirs oil prices above $3.50/gal). But if you are like me, you will dread the cleaning -which is is ultimately down to you, since the dealers are stove people, unqualified to install and maintain these units, and Harman itself pushes everything down to its dealers. Harman and its dealers are in the stove business; furnances are an exotic for them. Beware!

    Unless you feel the ethical need or unless oil is going to be above $4/gal, stick with with oil or gas heat.