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:

    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.

  2. 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.