Gary the inventor of Wiseway pellet stoves visited us yesterday and explained how our new stove works and showed us all the bells and whistles. He has been working on this stove for over a decade and was recently awarded his patent. This is an amazing stove. The Wiseway stoves are completely non-electric, gravity fed, water heating, compact, and elegantly styled units. We fired it up yesterday, and it was over 700 degrees and creating steam in under 15 minutes. This will be our heat source for our line of greenhouses as well as our own greenhouse. Once they get their UL listing, it will also be heating our home.
I have been trying to reduce the operating costs and simplify the operation of a greenhouse in the Northwest. Our primary issue in operating a greenhouse year round is economics. The cost to heat a greenhouse for the biggest variety of produce is out of reach for the average individual. But with this stove and proper greenhouse construction, the cost to operate a greenhouse should be $2 a day or less. The initial cost is not cheap. To build a quality structure is considerable, but compared to the money laid out to keep it running year after year, you will be saving thousands.
The Wiseway pellet stove with the water heating component will give us a way of heating a greenhouse, storing heat in the greenhouse, and keeping the costs down. It takes only a minute or two to start the stove. It reaches over 700 degrees on high in under 10 minutes. Water temps leaving the stove in about 10 minutes are over 160 degrees. This water is then pumped into a storage tank that serves as a heat sink. as the stove warms the greenhouse it is also warming the water in the heat sink. The stove can then be shut down for the day, and allow the heat in the storage tanks to radiate and maintain the heat in the greenhouse as well as have it run through the grow beds to heat the root zones to greatly enhance the growth of the plants. Running the stove at night allows a person to have their day, not having to be there to stoke a wood stove. Simply clean the ashtray and secondary burn chamber, fill the pellet hopper, fire it up and let it do its job. In the morning shut it down. This method will allow 8 – 10 hours of operation to heat the greenhouse. Cost to run the stove this way is about $1.50 in pellets.
We will be offering demos of our new stove all summer. The cost for this amazing stove right now is $900.00 You can find them on our website zephyrgreenhousesystems.com