Scheduled deliveries to Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Southern New Hampshire and Southern Vermont.


Chipuxet River Farm
757 Indian Corner Rd.
Slocum, RI 02877

Call us at (401) 294-1158

or toll-free, 800-341-6900


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QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE PURCHASING A CORN UNIT, FURNACE OR BOILER

How much heat is required for your desired space? Do you want a stove or a furnace? What is the heat output of the unit?

What products are the stoves, inserts, or furnaces designed to run on?

Is the unit certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)?

What size is the hopper? How long will the unit operate on a hopper full of corn?

Does the unit have a “Self Cleaning Burn Pot”?

Is the unit self-starting? Does it have an electronic igniter? If so, will it start corn?


Does the unit have electronic safety features?

What type of exhaust venting is required?


Does the unit have backup electrical capabilities?

Does the unit have hot exposed surfaces?

What are the side and rear clearances?

How will a corn unit affect your insurance?

Are there any local ordinances or permits necessary to be aware of?

How much heat is required for your desired space? Do you want a stove or a furnace? What is the heat output of the unit?
An energy audit may be needed to determine your actual heating needs. Your needs will vary based on your location, square footage and the type of house or building you would like to heat. Units range from fireplace inserts to stoves, to furnaces that can stand-alone or be integrated into your existing heating system.


What products are the stoves, inserts, or furnaces designed to run on?
Some units are capable of burning corn, wood, pellets, nutshells, cherry pits, rye, wheat, or barley, or a combination of these fuels. It is advisable to buy a multifuel stove so that you can adjust your fuel source based on the market prices of different fuels. Make sure the unit has the capabilities you want.


Is the unit certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)?
Some units have UL listings which provides a certification that the product has undergone quality testing and is deemed safe. Some units have specific components that are listed.


What size is the hopper? How long will the unit operate on a hopper full of corn?
Depending on the size of the hopper and the setup of the unit, you may be required to fill more frequently, such as daily rather than weekly. Ask how often the unit should have to be filled.


Does the unit have a “Self Cleaning Burn Pot”?
Some units have manually cleaned burn pots requiring daily cleaning for continuous use.


Is the unit self-starting? Does it have an electronic igniter? If so, will it start corn?

Many companies have igniters which start wood or pellet units, but will not ignite corn. Be sure to check if it is guaranteed to start every time. If so, what is the cost to operate the igniter?


Does the unit have electronic safety features?
Look for features such as low temperature and high temperature auto-shutdown, lid open safety switch, and auto switching on high fuel settings.


What type of exhaust venting is required?
If the unit is an outside model, the venting system could be incorporated right into the unit. Some models require a chimney but others utilize direct vents that exit the side of the building, much like a vent for a clothes dryer.


Does the unit have backup electrical capabilities?
Having backup electrical capabilities will keep heat flowing, even when the power goes out.


Does the unit have hot exposed surfaces?
If the unit has hot exposed surfaces, these areas could easily cause burns. Be careful of this, especially if young children will be around the unit.


What are the side and rear clearances?
You need to know how much area you have available for the unit and how much clearance space is specified for the model you are considering.


How will a corn unit affect your insurance?
Check with your insurance carrier to determine how your insurance premiums might be affected.


Are there any local ordinances or permits necessary to be aware of?
Check with local government to ensure compliance with all necessary codes and ordinances.

 

 

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