15 best solid fuel boilers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Some domestic homeowners have prematurely written off solid fuel boilers. In fierce competition with gas and electric models, manufacturers managed to achieve high efficiency from the process of burning firewood, peat briquettes, coal, pellets, etc. Thanks to a well-thought-out design, boilers slowly burn fuel, automatically regulate the air supply, and independently load combustion products into the furnace. Many modern models can operate without human intervention for one or several weeks. Therefore, the popularity of solid fuel boilers among the owners of houses, dachas and commercial facilities remains at a high level. Our experts advise you to pay attention to several points when choosing a heater.

How to choose a solid fuel boiler

  1. Thermal power is a parameter that will help you choose the optimal model depending on the size of the house or room. Approximately for our conditions, 1 kW of thermal energy of the device effectively heats 10 sq. m. However, a low power indicator is not the main criterion for evaluating a solid fuel boiler.

  2. The most important thing is to choose the device with the highest efficiency. Some modern models achieve fuel combustion efficiency of 90% or more. New designs of heat exchangers, automatic operation control, and a high level of thermal insulation help to achieve this mark.

  3. The task of a modern boiler is not only to heat the room through pipes and radiators, but also by connecting the underfloor heating circuit. Also, a useful option would be to connect a boiler to the device for heating water.

  4. Customers do not need many functions at all, since the main criterion for them is accessibility and ease of maintenance. Then it is most profitable to choose non-volatile models that will work properly even in the event of a power failure.

The best solid fuel boilers got into our review. When compiling the rating, criteria such as technical capabilities, innovation, price, expert opinion and user reviews were taken into account.

Rating of the best solid fuel boilers

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best solid fuel boilers for long burning 1 Galmet top 15 RUB 85,400
2 Buderus Logano G221-25 RUB 115,544
3 Stropuva S15 RUB 78 830
4 TRAYAN TPG-15 RUB 53,000
The best inexpensive solid fuel classic boilers 1 Protherm Beaver 20 DLO RUB 51 894
2 NMK Siberia-Gefest KVO 20 TE RUB 20,450
3 Bosch Solid 2000 B SFU 1 2 RUB 44 600
4 Lemax Forward-12.5 RUB 14,139
The best solid fuel pyrolysis boilers 1 Wattek PYROTEK 36 RUB 171,900
2 Bourgeois-K MODERN-12 RUB 56,900
3 TRAYAN T20 RUB 56,000
4 Burnit pyroburn lambda
The best solid fuel pellet boilers 1 Zota Pellet 25 RUB 186,200
2 PELLUX COMPACT RUB 183,500
3 Teplodar Kupper OK 30 RUB 33 320

The best solid fuel boilers for long burning

The main advantage of long burning solid fuel boilers is uninterrupted operation for 5-12 days without human intervention. This is very important for summer residents, who rarely appear in a suburban area during the cold season. Models of this type are economical and powerful, but have low efficiency and difficult maintenance.

Galmet top

Rating: 4.9

Galmet top

The Galmet Top 20 solid fuel boiler is widely used as an energy source. It is used in heating systems of private houses, in office buildings and industrial premises with an area of ​​up to 200 square meters. m. Experts gave him first place in the rating for a number of reasons. Firewood, briquettes, peat briquettes, lump coal, woodworking waste can be used as fuel. The model is equipped with a reliable steel heat exchanger and automation with great functionality.

The solid fuel boiler also favorably differs from competitors due to the possibility of connecting the underfloor heating circuit. Electronic control allows minimizing human participation.

Advantages

  • high efficiency 85%;

  • overheat protection;

  • the ability to connect a warm floor;

  • electronic control;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Buderus Logano G221-25

Rating: 4.8

 Buderus Logano G221-25

Experts consider the German solid fuel boilers Buderus Logano G221-25 to be the standard of quality. The model deservedly took the second line of the podium. It surpasses competitors in terms of heat output (25 kW), which allows heating spacious rooms. The boilers are well adapted to the conditions of the Russian winter. Heating of the coolant occurs quickly enough, although some users additionally mount a circulation pump. The model is equipped with a thermometer, pressure gauge, overheating protection.

The manufacturer recommends using fuels such as wood, coal and coke. The German boiler loses to the winner in performance (efficiency 78%), control (mechanical) and price.

Advantages

  • spacious firebox;

  • stylish design;

  • unpretentious operation;

  • fast heating of the coolant;

disadvantages

  • high price;

  • low efficiency.

Stropuva S15

Rating: 4.7

 Stropuva S15

The small solid fuel boiler Stropuva S15 is attracting increased interest from summer residents and owners of commercial buildings. It is capable of heating rooms with an area of ​​150 sq. m. One laying of firewood allows you to keep the house warm for 30 hours, and when using coal, this time increases to 5 days. Economical fuel consumption is complemented by a high level of efficiency of 85%. The device is capable of heating the coolant to a temperature of 95 ° C, which is more than that of competitors.

The cauldron is inferior to the leaders on several points. First of all, this is a small power (15 kW). In the heating circuit, the maximum pressure is limited to 1.5 bar, which may not be enough for effective heat exchange in a system without a circulation pump.

Advantages

  • high efficiency;

  • high temperature of the coolant;

  • prolonged burning of fuel;

disadvantages

  • slight pressure;

  • mechanical control.

TRAYAN TPG-15

Rating: 4.7

 TRAYAN TPG-15

The TRAYAN TPG-15 solid fuel boiler can be used as the main source of heat in small houses or as a backup energy source. It can be used to heat rooms with a total area of ​​up to 130 sq. m. The model is inferior to the top three in such an important parameter as performance. If the manufacturer's recommendations are followed, the device can work up to 24 hours on one tab of firewood. The role of fuel can be played by firewood, coal and wood waste. There are only restrictions on the length of the loaded fuel cells (up to 45 cm). The firebox holds up to 0.2 cubic meters. m of fuel.

The boiler also has its advantages. The affordable price deserves special praise, experts note the simplicity of operation and unpretentiousness of the model.

Advantages

  • low price;

  • unpretentiousness in work;

  • simple operation;

disadvantages

  • minimum heating area;

  • modest firebox.

The best inexpensive solid fuel classic boilers

Traditionally in our country, classic solid fuel boilers are in demand. They are easy to use, they have a nice price, and some technical characteristics look good too. However, they need to be constantly monitored by homeowners.

Protherm Beaver 20 DLO

Rating: 4.9

Protherm Beaver 20 DLO

The Slovak solid fuel boiler Protherm Bober 20 DLO is perfect for the harsh Russian winter. Despite the highest price among competitors, experts gave this model the palm. The cast-iron heating device looks impressive, its power is enough to heat a house with an area of ​​up to 200 sq. m. But the main advantage of the boiler is its high efficiency of 90.2%. This was achieved through the use of a two-pass heat exchanger and 4 sections. The whole body is insulated with inorganic wool, which has a beneficial effect on fuel economy.

It is quite simple to operate the boiler, especially for those who have come across solid fuel appliances. Firewood or coal can be used as fuel.

Advantages

  • cast iron two-way heat exchanger;

  • high efficiency;

  • simple control and installation;

  • energy independence;

disadvantages

  • the bottom part gets very hot.

NMK Siberia-Gefest KVO 20 TE

Rating: 4.8

NMK Siberia-Gefest KVO 20 TE

The honorable second place in the rating went to the domestic solid fuel boiler NMK Sibir-Gefest KVO 20 TE. The model attracts with an affordable price and high thermal power (20 kW). In addition, the device has a built-in electric heating element (4 kW). This scheme allows you to combine different heating options. Ideal for private houses and retail outlets up to 200 sq. m. Fuel (wood, coal) is loaded from above, through the upper part of the boiler and is serviced.

The steel structure, which is poorly insulated, did not allow this heating device to rise to the first line. And the boiler efficiency is inferior to the leader (80%). The state of the heating system can be monitored only with a thermometer, but the pressure cannot be controlled due to the lack of a manometer.

Advantages

  • affordable price;

  • reliability;

  • the presence of heating elements;

  • high thermal power;

disadvantages

  • poor thermal insulation;

  • steel construction.

Bosch Solid 2000 B SFU 12

Rating: 4.8

Bosch Solid 2000 B SFU 1

The famous German representative Bosch Solid 2000 B SFU 1 also got into the top three. Although the price of this boiler is quite high, but the technical capabilities also cause respect among experts. The device has an impressive appearance, although it is made of steel. The boiler efficiency is high (84%), given that steel products do not have good thermal insulation. To simplify the control of the thermal device, the manufacturer equipped it with a thermometer and a pressure gauge.

The main type of fuel is coal, but it is allowed to use firewood, peat briquettes, coke. But the use of alternative heat sources inevitably leads to a drop in heat output. And it is not too high anyway (13.5 kW). The non-volatility of the boiler and the mechanical control should be noted.

Advantages

  • the possibility of using different types of fuel;

  • high efficiency;

  • simple control;

disadvantages

  • low heat output;

  • steel construction.

Lemax Forward-12.5

Rating: 4.7

Lemax Forward-12.5

13 kW of thermal power was not enough for the Lemax Forward-12.5 solid fuel boiler to get into the top three. This model can be used for heating summer cottages, household or administrative premises up to 130 sq. m. The boiler lags behind competitors in terms of efficiency, which is only 75%. One of the reasons is the steel structure with insufficient insulation. The heat exchanger is made of the same material. The use of steel had a positive effect only on the mass of the heating device (70 kg).

The manufacturer recommends putting fuels such as wood, coke and coal into the furnace. The coolant can be heated up to a temperature of 95 ° C, which can be easily controlled by a thermometer. But to determine exactly the pressure is problematic due to the lack of a pressure gauge.

Advantages

  • low cost;

  • high maximum temperature of the coolant;

  • light weight;

disadvantages

  • steel structure;

  • lack of a pressure gauge;

  • low efficiency;

The best solid fuel pyrolysis boilers

An innovative approach has been used by manufacturers to create pyrolysis boilers. When solid fuels are burned, wood gas is released, which becomes an additional source of thermal energy. Combustion of this gas leads to a decrease in the formation of soot and ash, as well as to an increase in efficiency. The disadvantages of pyrolysis boilers are the high price and exactingness of the fuel quality.

Wattek PYROTEK 36

Rating: 4.9

 Wattek PYROTEK 36

Czech designers were able to create a flawless solid fuel boiler that meets all the requirements of international quality standards. Wattek PYROTEK 36 became the winner of the rating. All parameters in this product are created at the highest level. This is functionality, comfort during operation, and safety level. Experts especially note the high thermal power of the device (36 kW), thanks to which it is possible to heat large areas of residential, industrial and administrative buildings.

The only vulnerability, according to experts, is electronic governance. On the one hand, the automation makes it easier to use the boiler. But the presence of sensors sensitive to adverse conditions inevitably leads to expensive repairs.

Advantages

  • high-quality manufacturing;

  • high thermal power;

  • wide functionality;

disadvantages

  • delicate automation.

Bourgeois-K MODERN-12

Rating: 4.8

 Bourgeois-K MODERN-12

The pyrolysis boiler Bourgeois-K MODERN-12, modest in terms of price and heat output, managed to gain a foothold in the second line of the rating. It is designed for heating small areas (up to 120 sq. M) and compares favorably with competitors with the highest efficiency of 92%. The device can also boast of “omnivorousness”; firewood, wood briquettes and pellets, peat and coal can be thrown into the firebox. The boiler can heat the coolant up to 95 ° C, which is also the best indicator among similar products. At the same time, a thermometer and a pressure gauge allow monitoring the condition of the hydraulic system.

The domestic boiler is easy to operate, it is able to operate effectively in an autonomous mode with minimal human intervention. The automatic draft regulator makes the use of the device convenient and safe.

Advantages

  • affordable price;

  • automatic draft control;

  • prolonged burning of the bookmark;

  • high efficiency;

disadvantages

  • low thermal power.

TRAYAN T20

Rating: 4.8

 TRAYAN T20

The TRAYAN T20 solid fuel pyrolysis boiler is widely used. Thanks to the lowest price and optimal performance, the experts gave it the third line of the rating. Thermal power of 20 kW is quite enough to heat a country house, summer cottage or industrial premises up to 220 sq. m. The model is equipped with such a useful option as an automatic traction control. Not only water, but also antifreeze can act as a coolant. Users often additionally install a circulation pump to increase the head in the system.

The heat source can be traditional firewood, fuel or peat briquettes. The manufacturer has provided for the possibility of installing an electric heating element with a capacity of 6 kW. It is inferior to the leaders in efficiency factor of 82%. The burning time of one tab is 8-10 hours.

Advantages

  • low price;

  • the ability to install heating elements;

  • automatic draft control;

disadvantages

  • low efficiency.

Burnit pyroburn lambda

Rating: 4.7

Burnit pyroburn lambda

The Bulgarian pyrolysis boiler Burnit PyroBurn Lambda 25 pleasantly surprised with its beautiful design. At the same time, its thermal power is one of the highest (25 kW). But most of all the experts were struck by the safety of the device. In addition to overheating protection, the model is also equipped with a safety valve. The manufacturer also took care of the usability. It is controlled by the electronics, and the readings are displayed. There is also a connector for external control. To heat the water, the possibility of installing a boiler is provided.

The high price did not allow the boiler to rise high in our rating. In addition, the device has the lowest heating agent heating temperature (85 ° C) and the maximum dead weight (490 kg).

Advantages

  • high level of security;

  • high efficiency (91%);

  • electronic control;

disadvantages

  • high price;

  • great weight.

The best solid fuel pellet boilers

Recently, more and more wood processors are turning wood waste into pellets. They are granules 5-70 mm in size and 6-10 mm in diameter. Pellet-type boilers can work from 2 to 12 days without human intervention, economically using fuel from the adjacent bunker. But it is not always possible to buy this type of fuel.

Zota Pellet 25

Rating: 4.9

 Zota Pellet 25

The Zota Pellet 25 boiler is a sample of a complex heating device that minimizes human participation in the heat supply process. The model became the winner of the rating for several reasons at once. First of all, it is worth noting the versatility and rich equipment. Thanks to the bunker that comes with the kit, the manufacturer managed to automate the supply of fuel to the furnace. The user does not even have to ignite the pellets, since the boiler is equipped with an electric ignition. Thermal power of 25 kW allows you to heat large houses up to 250 sq. m. You can control the heating process using the display.

The boiler allows you to connect the underfloor heating circuit, and the efficiency reaches a high level of 90%. The manufacturer also managed to achieve high energy efficiency due to excellent thermal insulation.

Advantages

  • automatic fuel supply;

  • excellent thermal insulation;

  • multifunctionality;

  • electric ignition;

disadvantages

  • high price.

PELLUX COMPACT

Rating: 4.8

PELLUX COMPACT

The pellet boiler PELLUX COMPACT is a highly efficient device with an efficiency of 92%. In this regard, he surpassed his competitors. The experts also appreciated the uniqueness of the PBMAX burner, which allows you to minimize fuel consumption. Another advantage of the Swedish boiler is the presence of a special grate. It allows you to burn such common types of fuel as yard. So in the absence of pellets, households will not freeze from the cold.

Convenience of using the heating device is provided by electronic control. You can monitor the main indicators on the information display. The high price combined with low thermal power (12 kW) did not allow the boiler to become the winner in the rating.

Advantages

  • high efficiency;

  • economical fuel consumption;

  • the possibility of using firewood;

  • electronic control;

disadvantages

  • high price;

  • low power.

Teplodar Kupper OK 30

Rating: 4.7

Teplodar Kupper OK 30

The most powerful boiler, which is designed for the use of pellets, is the domestic device Teplodar Kupper OK 30. To heat the coolant to 80C, this 30-kilowatt unit takes only 20 minutes. It can be used in large houses, cottages and industrial premises up to 300 sq. m. In addition to wood fuel, the model is capable of generating heat using gas or electricity. The steel product does not have modern bells and whistles, thanks to which the manufacturer managed to achieve a low price and ease of maintenance.

However, there are some shortcomings in the model that did not allow it to take a more advantageous position. This is the lack of safety measures, and low efficiency (84%), and mechanical control.

Advantages

  • low price;

  • variety of fuels used;

  • small overall dimensions;

  • good thermal insulation;

disadvantages

  • low efficiency;

  • complex installation.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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