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SOUTHERN COMFORTS 11023 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, Virginia 23841 (804)469-3478 When Dale and Kirstin Andrews bought a large commercial building in 2003 they began looking for ways to lower the energy requirements of the older systems. This real estate acquisition coincided with hurricane Isabel and the subsequent increase in fuel/propane prices. It made sense to invest in an outdoor wood furnace that had the ability to heat up to ten thousand square feet, all the hot water they could ever want or need and multiple buildings. Dale researched brands and interviewed owners and the company that rose quickly to the top of the list was Central Boiler, an American-owned manufacturer based in Greenbush, Minnesota and in business since 1984. Company reliability and support was also a factor in his choice. Shortly after Dale chose Central Boiler, they in turn chose the Andrews’ to become a dealer here in Dinwiddie, Virginia serving customers across the street, across the Commonwealth and into North Carolina. They also have a growing customer base online. There have been many concerns regarding the industry changes with the new EPA regulations. Central Boiler paved the way in 2007 with EPA qualified units making their way into the marketplace. Their Phase 2 qualified models available now have many 21st century features such as Wi-Fi compatibility. The E-Classic with its three-stage combustion process can burn wood so completely that combustion efficiencies approach 100%. This means the owner burns less wood, with very little residual

“We cannot stop telling folks how satisfied we are with our central boiler furnace enjoying the coziest heat around and having a perpetual stream of hot water is absolutely wonderful we have four children three of whom are teenage boys and cold showers are a thing of the past our initial investment in purchasing the unit has already been recouped through the lower electric bills as great as the wood burner is the customer service we received from Dale and Kirstin Andrews is equally as warming.” Robert & Johanna Rowland Church Road, VA

ash and virtually no smoke. By minimizing the emissions, this cleaner generation of outdoor furnaces is the optimum choice for people concerned with the environment. Central Boiler builds and sells more units year after year than the combined efforts of competing brands and Southern Comforts will continue to sell and support their products for years to come. NATURE’S CHOICE – Good for you, good for the environment A wood heating system is the right choice for the increasing number of people who are concerned about the environment. Unlike systems that rely on fossil fuels, wood is a totally renewable resource that, when burned, results in no net carbon dioxide increase and helps reduce your carbon footprint. Carbon dioxide is part of the natural plant-growth cycle and occurs naturally when trees are allowed to rot on the forest floor.

Eliminates your heating bill... For many owners that cut their own wood, or use scrap wood, they can entirely eliminate their heating bills. Using wood as a heating fuel is endorsed by the U.S. Forestry Service. By burning wood, a renewable resource, an average home will save enough nonrenewable fossil fuel to operate an automobile for a full year. Central Boiler outdoor wood furnaces provide the warmth, comfort, and economic advantages of burning wood -- without the mess, inconvenience, and dangers posed by indoor burning. Central Boiler outdoor furnaces remove the fire hazard from the home or building being heated -- all burning takes place remotely, up to 500 feet away. There’s no indoor burning, indoor smoke, and no threat of a devastating chimney fire. Also, indoor burning can affect air quality, and even create a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. With a Central Boiler outdoor furnace, these problems are eliminated. You get clean, comfortable warmth -- and peace of mind. All Central Boiler outdoor furnace models have been tested and listed to UL and CSA standards. Energy costs: Get a handle on your heating bills Energy costs are a major household or business expenditure, especially in harsher winter climates. As a fuel source, wood -- in addition to being readily available and totally renewable -- is also very inexpensive compared to other fuel sources. In fact, the energy savings realized by heating with a Central Boiler outdoor furnace can often pay back the purchase price in the first two years. By adding a domestic water-to-water heat exchanger, a Central Boiler outdoor furnace can also provide all of your hot water. You can then turn your water heater off and realize big savings on your electric or gas bill. Over a ten-year period, a homeowner or business may save $20,000 to $100,000 or more on heating costs. Your home is one of your biggest investments. It’s where your family spends a considerable amount of time. And you spend a considerable amount of money making it comfortable and enjoyable. Firewood can be dirty, moldy and riddled with insects which can create a mess in your home. Burning wood indoors means smoke, ashes, odors, and eventual buildup of soot on walls and ceilings. With a Central Boiler outdoor furnace, you avoid all of these problems because you don’t have to bring firewood inside, and all burning takes place remotely. Many Central Boiler outdoor furnace owners have also noticed that eliminating indoor burning has helped alleviate respiratory and allergy problems caused by exposure to moldy firewood, smoke, and ashes.

Call Southern Comforts today (804)469-3478 or mysoutherncomforts.com. Like us on Facebook. We look forward to the opportunity of serving your heating needs. For more information on EPA Phase 2 qualified outdoor wood furnaces from Central Boiler visit the website at: http://www.CentralBoiler.com.

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