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Revisiting Ernie’s GARN WHS-2000

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

On April 5th we revisited GARN WHS owner Ernie of YouTube fame. We wanted to see how Ernie was doing with his 25 year old unit.   Ernie’s GARN WHS-2000 in 2016   Ernie’s WHS-2000 in 2000 His unit is now 25 years old with no major problems. His unit burns as well in 2016 as it did in 1991 when it was installed. He has never had creosote. He heats 5,100 sq ft using about 11 cords of marginal quality cordwood per year. He has eliminated the purchase of 50,000 gallons of heating oil (2000 gallons/year). He remains healthy because of his wood cutting efforts. We asked Ernie...

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2015 in Review, GARN Jr to be EPA Tested

Posted on Feb 10, 2016

2015 in Review: Well……last year was certainly interesting. The price of oil dropped significantly, the earth experienced one of the warmest years ever and manufacturers of non EPA certified wood heating equipment “dumped” product at extremely low prices before the NSPS took effect in December 2015….yet GARN did OK. I believe more and more people are sharing our vision: that there is a market for extremely clean, efficient and durable wood heating equipment. Presently, only 7 wood heating models meet the EPA’s NSPS 2020 emission limits; and 4 of those are GARN WHS units. Two other...

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GARN is EPA Phase II Approved

Posted on Apr 24, 2015

First unit tested with cordwood to be approved by the EPA! Meets all NSPS emissions limits for 2020 and beyond! Only hydronic cordwood unit listed to the Canadian standard CSA B415.1-2010! Every WHS-1500 and WHS-2000 installed since 1989 is approved! Download a Summary of the EPA Laws See the GARN WHS-1500 and WHS-2000 on the EPA Phase II Qualified List! Download the GARN Emissions Reports: GARN WHS-1500 Emissions Report GARN WHS-2000 Emissions Report The NSPS explained by Martin Lunde, Founder and CEO of GARN Wood Heating: If you have not heard, earlier this year the US EPA issued their New...

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The Cost of Oil

Posted on Dec 11, 2014

It’s December 2014 and the price of oil (and gasoline) has dropped about 40% from $107/barrel to about $61/barrel, within the last 6 months. Why? There are a number of reasons floating about, including: A worldwide drop in gasoline demand due to a lethargic world economy Lower demand due to cars that get better mileage An excess US supply due to North Dakota fracking The Arab states wanting to maintain market share by “squeezing out” the smaller producers, especially those in North America (fracking and tar sands). A US lead attempt to “control” Putin and his nefarious goals by devaluing the...

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Tax Credits and Incentives

Posted on Jul 27, 2011

TAX CREDITS IRS Notice 2009-53, Biomass Tax Credit: Both the purchaser and the manufacturer must comply with specific rules as set forth in the IRS document.  For more information please visit the Hearth Patio and BBQ Association website. For the purchaser: every installation must be reviewed individually in order to determine if a tax credit is available. For the manufacturer, a Certificate of Qualification must be provided, which is downloadable at the link below for GARN WHS models 1350, 1500 and 2000. In all cases a qualified tax professional must be consulted regarding the applicability...

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