Energy Incentives Now Available for Econoburn Boilers
Econoburn Boilers Included in Renewable Heat NY Initiative
On site at Econoburn: Econoburn customer Bruce, Mark O’Dell, Vince Horrigan, Dale Furman
On site at Renewable Heat NY launch: DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens, Mark O’Dell, NYSERDA President John Rhodes
BROCTON, N.Y.:— Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan toured Econoburn Boilers recently, extending congratulations to the manufacturing facility’s employees for recent inclusion in energy incentive programs related to residential and small commercial cordwood boilers.
New York State’s new Renewable Heat NY initiative helps consumers use local wood for heat in a cleaner way by providing incentives toward the installed costs of high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating systems. Announced recently, advanced cordwood boilers manufactured by Econoburn are now eligible for New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) energy efficiency incentives offered through the Renewable Heat NY program. Specific to advanced cordwood boilers with thermal storage, Econoburn’s boilers are eligible for up to a whopping $8,000 in incentives. This is based on 20% of installed cost up to $4,000 for installation of residential or small commercial units, with an additional $4,000 for the recycling of an old outdoor/indoor wood boiler. Econoburn cordwood boilers are the only American made units to receive NYSERDA approval, and one of two companies approved worldwide.
County Executive Horrigan said, “Econoburn brings pride to Chautauqua County and the Brocton community as the American forerunner in advanced high efficiency, low emission cordwood boiler technology.” Horrigan continued, “I am so impressed with the quality of craftsmanship and the company’s commitment to design the highest quality wood boilers.”
Five years in the making, Econoburn management spent countless hours working with NYSERDA representatives to develop the efficiency test method for advanced cordwood boilers which previously did not exist. It was eventually developed in conjunction with the Brookhaven National Laboratory, on Long Island.
Mark O’Dell, VP Sales & Marketingsaid, “After years of advanced and progressive research and development, we finally received approval to participate with NYSERDA energy efficiency programs. It was a long time coming but this just shows it can be done.”
O’Dell continued, “It’s a no-brainer. The response to Renewable Heat NY has been great and we expect to see a lot of growth in next year.” With cooler temperatures upon us residential and small commercial consumers are thinking even more about the most efficient and cost-effective ways to heat space. Calls are coming in asking how they can tap into the Renewable Heat NY incentive. The incentive applies to both indoor and outdoor units. Low interest NYSERDA loans are also available at 3.50% APR.
Designed locally by Dale Furman, who also holds the patent, Econoburn boilers incorporate innovative design and technology with premium raw materials to stand the test of time. Furman showed each of the design components, explaining that most boilers lose two-thirds of the wood’s energy through the smoke stack. Econoburn boilers, however, can achieve 87% thermal efficiency in a closed system through a gasification process, harnessing the smoke and gases that are lost by other units. By re-using this energy in the way Furman designed, Econoburn boilers produce remarkable amounts of heat at considerably less cost, driving up energy efficiency while at the same time lowering environmental emissions.
Product quality and value are key components for Econoburn. Unlike the competition, Econoburn units come with a 25 year warranty. To control quality, the company has in-house welding, assembly, finishing and distribution, which is good for local job stability. A large percentage of Econoburn boilers are exported outside the United States, primarily to Canada, yet there is also a significant client base in the Northeastern U.S.
As the tour continued a customer named Bruce from Wales, New York, arrived to discuss an upgrade to his Econoburn boiler. Talk about a satisfied customer, Bruce provided a glowing testimonial regarding the operation, efficiency and value for cost of the Econoburn units. Beyond that Bruce said his customer service experience has been exemplary, making the point that we as local consumers are fortunate to have the company located right here in Chautauqua County.
About Econoburn– Owned by Abasco, Inc. in Hamburg, the company has approximately 50 employees with 11 dedicated to Econoburn wood boiler products. Econoburn’s mission is to create the best-built, most efficient wood-fueled boilers on this continent. Their advanced cordwood boilers provides a viable alternative to dependence on oil and other fossil fuels utilizing a safe, renewable energy source, saving homeowners and business owners a lot of money in the process.For more information visit http://www.alternativefuelboilers.com/
About New York State Energy Research and Development Authority- NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975.
About Brookhaven National Laboratory- One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE’s Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited-liability company founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.
About CCIDA –The CCIDA is an economic development organization authorized and empowered by the State of New Yorkto make Chautauqua County a better place to work, live, and visit. They facilitate development by attracting new businesses, while promoting the retention and expansion of existing businesses. Assistance in the form of incentives – tax abatements, low interest loans, and bond financing – enhances the opportunities for job creation and retention by our businesses. For more information visit www.ccida.com.