Outdoor wood burning furnaces are compatible with almost all HVAC systems but take note that there are some brands that are not able to run with just any kind of furnace giving you a huge dilemma. Olsen is a popular brand that saves homeowners all the trouble of looking for a wood burning furnace that will complement their system since its heating appliance models are one of the most versatile and cost efficient. This article features Olsen and how it became one of the most popular HVAC companies over the years.
ECR International markets a line of residential and commercial gas and oil furnaces, boilers and air conditioners under the Olsen/Airco brand. ECR International is headquartered in Utica, N.Y, while its Olsen division is headquartered in Wallaceburg, Ontario.
Olsen/Airco markets a line of mid- to high-efficiency boilers, furnaces and air conditioners. Its GTH gas furnaces are 4-position units which means these have capacities ranging from 40,000 to 120,000 BTU and up to 95 percent AFUE. More options are offered in their oil furnaces which include lowboy and highboy selections. Units featuring the variable speed motor are capable of reaching up to 85 percent AFUE. Olsen/Airco also offers 13 and 14 SEER air conditioners with energy-efficient scroll compressors, high/low pressure switches and durable casing.
Finally, the company manufactures three styles of boilers: gas, condensing gas and oil. Olsen says it designs its boilers with energy efficiency, dependability and ease of maintenance for customers. Several of its condensing gas and oil boilers are rated Energy Star’s “Most Efficient.” Energy Star rating is just one of the many factors that smart homeowners and business owners are looking for in heating appliances.
Where it all began
Olsen and Airco were furnace brands by Duomatic-Olsen, later known as DMO Industries. DMO Industries changed its name to Olsen Technology Inc. in 1989. In December 2000, it became part of ECR International.
How to contact Olsen
Olsen/Airco Heating & Cooling Products
6800 Base Line
Wallaceburg, N8A 2K6
Phone: (519) 627-0791
Olsen offers a limited lifetime warranty to the original purchaser on the heat exchanger: it will supply a replacement to protect you against any defective material or workmanship. It also offers a warranty on the parts for at least one year to the original purchaser: it will supply a replacement of any component that contains flawed materials or workmanship.
Review for interested customers
“Serviced once and still going strong”
Moved into the house in 1995, furnace 9 yrs old at that time. Was last serviced in 1997. Touch wood, it has never given me one iota of problems. Was thinking of replacing it this year because is 26 yrs old now, but after reading here, think I’ll just wait awhile longer. I keep the house cool in the winter, about 16*c / 68f (or less) so my dogs are comfortable, and set so it doesn’t come on at all in the summer months. No loud noises, fan works fine. Keep the air intake clean. a great product.