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CADDY ADVANCED CR

PF01021

Heating area 1,000 - 2,500 Ft2
Size 40 1/4" W X 57" D X 54 3/8" H
Maximum log length 21"
Average particulate emissions rate (1) 0.095 lb/mmBTU (0.041 g/MJ)
Average CO (2) 8.78 lb/mmBTU (3.78 g/MJ)
Average electrical power consumption (3) 220 W | 360 W

Maximum recommended heating area by climate zone Consult our map

From USD $5,899.00* MSRP

*The MSRP price refers to the wood furnace configuration including the blower. Consult your dealer for a price that includes more options. Taxes, freight, installation and ducts not included.

  • Description
  • Options/Accessories
  • Specs/Manual
  • Maintenance instructions
  • Tech support
  • Reviews (4)

Description

THE NEW GENERATION OF FURNACES

Specially designed for those who want a multi-energy system, the Caddy Advanced CR stands out for its ease of connection to an auxiliary heating source. Equipped with a link card that allows control between the different heating modes, the Caddy Advanced CR furnace offers maximum flexibility and comfort.

DISCOVER SELF-REGULATED COMBUSTION

The self-regulated combustion of the Caddy Advanced CR promises constant heat, while requiring minimal effort on your part; just fill the furnace, adjust the temperature and enjoy the heat for hours! The system automatically adjusts the air supply so that combustion is optimized and synchronized with the thermostatic demand.

  • At start-up, the furnace injects additional combustion air for easy and quick ignition.
  • As the furnace goes into heating mode, it automatically adjusts the combustion air supply and the operation of the convection blower. When your home’s desired temperature is reached (thermostat setting), the furnace goes into energy saving mode, automatically reducing the combustion air and speed of the convection blower.
  • At the end of the combustion cycle, if the furnace needs to go back to heating mode (thermostat setting), additional combustion air is injected again to activate the combustion of the embers thus providing a hotter burn on the end of the combustion cycle.

EASE OF USE

Use the Caddy Advanced CR with confidence thanks to its intuitive operation and illustrated quick user guide. Equipped with a glass door allowing you to easily monitor the state of combustion, the furnace optimizes its combustion cycle: you will spend much less time taking care of it vs a conventional furnace (loading wood, adjusting the air, etc.). This optimization also ensures you substantial savings in firewood as well as increased comfort thanks to the production of constant heat throughout the combustion cycle.

To make maintenance even easier with your Caddy Advanced CR, it is equipped with a self-diagnostic feature. A prolonged press on the main button triggers a series of standard tests to quickly identify any malfunction in a furnace component: air intake motor, thermocouple, air distribution motor, etc. If an anomaly is detected, light signals indicate the source of the problem. This feature significantly speeds up diagnosis, allowing a technician to assist you more quickly and reducing downtime for your furnace.

UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE

Among the most efficient furnaces in terms of energy distribution, the Caddy Advanced CR has one of the lowest minimum burn rates in the industry. This means a load of wood burns longer, and therefore reduces the frequency of wood loading. Emissions on this unit are amongst the cleanest of the few EPA 2020 certified furnaces, and yet the Caddy Advanced CR is among the most energy efficient on the market. In addition, the new ECM motor blower option consumes 40% less electricity (and much quieter) than a standard PSC motor blower.

QUICK AND FLEXIBLE INSTALLATION

The Caddy Advanced CR is equipped with pre-wired electrical components that allow for simplified and intuitive connection. For added flexibility, it is possible to install the blower box to the right, left or behind the furnace to optimize its footprint. It is also possible to install the filter supports to the right, left and on top of the blower box to adapt the layout of the ventilation ducts to your installation requirements.

The Caddy Advanced CR includes a tool set and wall support, an ash lip, a thermostat, a moisture reader, a barometric damper and a fresh air intake adapter.

ALTERNATE SOURCE OF HEAT

Always have an alternate source of heat to ensure the comfort and safety of your family. The Caddy Advanced CR comes in multiple possible configurations: wood, wood+electric, wood+gas, wood+electric+heat pump, wood+gas+heat pump and add-on.

When installed as an add-on furnace, only a series configuration is approved for Canada. In the United States, both series and parallel configuration are permitted.

Wood

Wood

This furnace can be installed as a wood-only unit. Blower box with regular or ECM motor is required for this configuration.

Wood Electric

Combined Wood + Electric

This furnace can be installed as a wood+electric combo unit to ensure your central heating keeps running even when you’re not there to add more firewood. Electric element required for this configuration.

Wood Add-on

If you’ve already got an oil, gas, or electric central heating system but want to add the flexibility of wood, the Caddy Advanced CR wood add-on furnace is for you. This unit, which installs on either side of your existing system, uses the same controls and blower as your existing furnace, giving you a fully compatible wood+gas, or wood+electric combo system.

Wood Gas

Combined Wood + Gas

This furnace can be installed as a wood+gas combo unit to ensure your central heating keeps running even when you’re not there to add more firewood. Installed as an add-on with a gas furnace (independent unit), but fully integrated into the Caddy Advanced CR system. The blower box and control unit for optional add-ons are required for this configuration.

Wood Gas Heat pump

Combined Wood + Gas + Heat pump

This furnace can be installed as a wood+gas+heat pump combo unit to ensure your central heating keeps running even when you’re not there to add more firewood. Installed as an add-on with a gas furnace (independent unit), but fully integrated into the Caddy Advanced CR system. The blower box and control unit for optional add-ons are required for this configuration.

Wood Electric Heat pump

Combined Wood + Electric + Heat pump

This furnace can be installed as a wood+electric+heat pump combo unit to ensure your central heating keeps running even when you’re not there to add more firewood. The blower box, electric element and control unit for optional add-ons are required for this configuration.

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Testimonial

Good heat, beautiful furnace. With the front window, the furnace gives off a nice heat and it created a great atmosphere. When loading the furnace, after 15 hours, there is still 2 inches embers inside.

Willie – Saint-René, Canada

Options/Accessories

Required components

A - Wood Wood

BLOWER BOX WITH ECM MOTOR

BLOWER BOX WITH ECM MOTOR - PA08582

From USD $1,200.00 MSRP

BLOWER BOX WITH REGULAR MOTOR

BLOWER BOX WITH REGULAR MOTOR - PA08581

From USD $979.00 MSRP

B - Wood Electric Combined Wood + Electric

20 kW ELECTRICAL ELEMENT

20 kW ELECTRICAL ELEMENT - PA01106

From USD $1,379.00 MSRP

BLOWER BOX WITH ECM MOTOR

BLOWER BOX WITH ECM MOTOR - PA08582

From USD $1,200.00 MSRP

BLOWER BOX WITH REGULAR MOTOR

BLOWER BOX WITH REGULAR MOTOR - PA08581

From USD $979.00 MSRP

ELECTRONIC CONTROL CARD FOR OPTIONAL UNIT

ELECTRONIC CONTROL CARD FOR OPTIONAL UNIT - PA03060

From USD $779.00 MSRP

B - Wood Add-on - Series configuration

20 kW ELECTRICAL ELEMENT

20 kW ELECTRICAL ELEMENT - PA01106

From USD $1,379.00 MSRP

BLOWER BOX WITH ECM MOTOR

BLOWER BOX WITH ECM MOTOR - PA08582

From USD $1,200.00 MSRP

BLOWER BOX WITH REGULAR MOTOR

BLOWER BOX WITH REGULAR MOTOR - PA08581

From USD $979.00 MSRP

ELECTRONIC CONTROL CARD FOR OPTIONAL UNIT

ELECTRONIC CONTROL CARD FOR OPTIONAL UNIT - PA03060

From USD $779.00 MSRP

E - Wood Gas Combined Wood + Gas

BLOWER BOX WITH ECM MOTOR

BLOWER BOX WITH ECM MOTOR - PA08582

From USD $1,200.00 MSRP

BLOWER BOX WITH REGULAR MOTOR

BLOWER BOX WITH REGULAR MOTOR - PA08581

From USD $979.00 MSRP

ELECTRONIC CONTROL CARD FOR OPTIONAL UNIT

ELECTRONIC CONTROL CARD FOR OPTIONAL UNIT - PA03060

From USD $779.00 MSRP

F - Wood Gas Heat pump Combined Wood + Gas + Heat pump

BLOWER BOX WITH ECM MOTOR

BLOWER BOX WITH ECM MOTOR - PA08582

From USD $1,200.00 MSRP

BLOWER BOX WITH REGULAR MOTOR

BLOWER BOX WITH REGULAR MOTOR - PA08581

From USD $979.00 MSRP

ELECTRONIC CONTROL CARD FOR OPTIONAL UNIT

ELECTRONIC CONTROL CARD FOR OPTIONAL UNIT - PA03060

From USD $779.00 MSRP

G - Wood Electric Heat pump Combined Wood + Electric + Heat pump

20 kW ELECTRICAL ELEMENT

20 kW ELECTRICAL ELEMENT - PA01106

From USD $1,379.00 MSRP

BLOWER BOX WITH ECM MOTOR

BLOWER BOX WITH ECM MOTOR - PA08582

From USD $1,200.00 MSRP

BLOWER BOX WITH REGULAR MOTOR

BLOWER BOX WITH REGULAR MOTOR - PA08581

From USD $979.00 MSRP

ELECTRONIC CONTROL CARD FOR OPTIONAL UNIT

ELECTRONIC CONTROL CARD FOR OPTIONAL UNIT - PA03060

From USD $779.00 MSRP

Options

BAROMETRIC DAMPER 6', 7' AND 8'

BAROMETRIC DAMPER 6", 7" AND 8" - 51018

From USD $55.00 MSRP

SIDE CONFIGURATION BLOWER KIT - CADDY ADVANCED CR

SIDE CONFIGURATION BLOWER KIT - CADDY ADVANCED CR - PA08587

From USD $379.00 MSRP

TOP AIR RETURN PLENUM KIT

TOP AIR RETURN PLENUM KIT - PA08588

From USD $179.00 MSRP

Accessories

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Specs/Manual

Appliance performance (4)

Fuel type Dry cordwood (16" recommended)
Recommended heating area-ft² () 1,000 - 2,500
Overall firebox volume-ft³ 3.6
Maximum burn time () 10 h
Maximum input capacity (dry cordwood) (5) 310,000 BTU
Overall heat output rate < (6) 19,354 BTU/h (5.6 kW) to 47,052 BTU/h (13.8 kW)
Average overall efficiency (min. to max.) (7) 76.6 % (HHV) (8) 82 % (LHV) (9)
Delivered heat output rate (min. to max.) (10) 13,297 BTU/h (3.9 kW ) to 42,234 BTU/h (12.4 kW)
Average delivered efficiency (min. to max.) (11) 60.7 % (HHV) (8) 65 % (LHV) (9)
Optimum efficiency (12) 83.2 %
Optimum heat transfer efficiency (13) 81 %
Average particulate emissions rate (1) (14) 0.095 lb/mmBTU (0.041 g/MJ)
Average CO (2) 8.78 lb/mmBTU (3.78 g/MJ)
Average electrical power consumption (3) 220 W | 360 W

(1) Based on delivered heat output.

(2) Carbon monoxyde.

(3) Unless stated otherwise, measures were taken directly at the main power source and include all electrical components present in the appliance.

(4) Values are as measured per CSA B415.1-10, except for the recommended heating area, firebox volume, maximum burn time and maximum input capacity. Performances based on a fuel load prescribed by the standard at 10 lb/ft³ and with a moisture content between 18% and 28%.

(5) Input value at 10 lb/ft³ fuel loading density and dry energy value of 8,600 BTU/lb.

(6) Overall : Radiated and delivered heat together at 10 lb/ft³ fuel loading density over one total burn cycle.

(7) Efficiency based on radiated and delivered heat when allowing cycling from high to low burn to simulate thermostat demand.

(8) Higher Heating Value of the fuel.

(9) Lower Heating Value of the fuel.

(10) Delivered: Remotely provided to other rooms through ducting at 10 lb/ft³ fuel loading density over one total burn cycle.

(11) Efficiency based on delivered heat when allowing cycling from high to low burn to simulate thermostat demand. LHV % is based on manufacturer’s estimation.

(12) Optimum overall efficiency at a specific burn rate (LHV).

(13) The optimum heat transfer efficiency is for the low burn rate (using HHV) and represents the appliance’s ability to convert the energy contained in the wood logs into energy transferred to the room in the form of heat and does not take into account the chemical losses during combustion.

(14) This appliance is officially tested and certified by an independent agency.

General features

High-efficiency certified appliance Yes, EPA 2020 approved
Maximum log length 21"
Log positioning Loading over depth
Chimney diameter 6"
Flue outlet diameter 6"
Type of chimney CAN/ULC S629, UL 103 HT (2100 °F)
Baffle type C-Cast or equivalent
Approved for a mobile home installation No
Shipping Weight to come
Door type Single, glass with cast iron frame
Glass type Ceramic glass
Glass surface – dimensions (Width X Height) 12 1/2" x 10 1/8"
Blower (hp / speed / CFM) 1/3 / 1 / 875
Filter – dimensions (Width X Height X Depth) 14" x 25" x 2"
Overall dimension (Height) 54 3/8"
Overall dimension (Width) 40 1/4"
Overall dimension (Depth) 57"
Door opening – dimension (Height) 10"
Door opening - dimension (Width) 13 3/4"
Firebox – dimension (Height) 16 1/8"
Firebox – dimension (Width) 18 3/4"
Firebox – dimension (Depth) 21 1/4"
Steel thickness – body 3/16"
Steel thickness – top 1/4"
Air return plenum – dimension (Depth or Height) 15 3/4"
Air return plenum – dimension (Width) 24 3/4"
Hot air plenum – dimension (Depth or Height) 28 5/8"
Hot air plenum – dimension (Width) 24 1/2"
USA standard (emissions) EPA
Canadian Standard (emissions) CSA B415.1-10
USA standard (safety) UL 391
Canadian standard (safety) CSA B366.1
Tested and listed as per applicable standards By an accredited laboratory (CAN/USA)
Warranty Limited lifetime
Minimum clearances to combustibles*
(Data expressed in inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm)
  Canada United-States
Clearance – back wall 5" blower 5" blower
Clearance – ducts <6'=6" ; 6'=1" <6'=6" ; >6'=1"
Clearance – top (measured from the platform on which the appliance is installed)** 67" 67"
Clearance – recommended for maintenance on option side 24" 24"
Clearance – front 48" 48"
Clearance - side wall 24" 24"
Clearance – opposite side wall 6" 6"

* The information given on the certification label affixed to the appliance always overrides the information published in any other media (owner's manual, catalogues, flyers, magazines and/or web sites).

** Some appliances have been tested with a low ceiling. Before setting up your unit, refer to the installation manual.

Maintenance instructions

Why do I get moisture in the hopper of my pellet heater?

Moisture can form on the inside of your hopper due to cold outside air entering your unit through the exhaust vent when the unit is not being used. Cold outside air condense when it becomes in contact with room air. This occurs when there is a negative pressure in the room where the unit is installed. To correct this problem, the room needs to be balanced by either directly connecting outside combustion air to the unit or to the room where the unit is installed.

Tech support

Why is the efficiency as per the EPA’s test data smaller than the publicized optimum efficiency?

EPA refers to the CSAB415.1-10 standard for the calculation of the appliance’s efficiency. The efficiency reported as per EPA’s directives consists of an average between four different burn rates, ranging from the lowest burn rate (air intake completely closed) to the highest burn rate (air intake completely open). The optimum efficiency that we publicize is the efficiency obtained according to the same test data, but for the low burn rate only. This efficiency is more realistic for a majority of users whose heating needs require that the unit be used to maximize burn times.

Is it recommended to keep the wood furnace's blower running continuously during winter in order to maintain a more even temperature throughout the house?

Indeed, installers often recommend this practice for oil, gas or electric central heating systems. However, it is definitely not recommended for a solid fuel fired furnace.

The heat generated by the wood furnace differs from other combustibles. As the wood load burns, the temperature varies lots based on the different stages of combustion. The temperature of the combustion gases must remain above the condensation point at all times in order to avoid the formation of creosote. The fan limit control will turn the blower off before the gases’ temperature drops under the condensation point.

In the case of a high efficiency furnace, stopping the blower will also help in keeping the firebox temperatures high enough for secondary combustion to take place. This is essential if you wish to have a clean burn and maximize the appliance’s efficiency.

Will the Caddy Alterna restart after a power failure?

After a power failure, your pellet furnace will not restart automatically. However, if your system is combined with an electrical element, as soon as the power returns, your electric element will take over. It will then be possible to restart the pellet system by pressing the START button.


Is it possible to reduce the fan speed of my PSG furnace to reduce the noise level?

Except for the Max Caddy and the Caddy Alterna, the blower motor on your furnace has four speeds and the installer will have to select two, that is one speed for continuous air circulation during the summer months (low) and one speed for heating. The latter will be selected in accordance with the ducts design and the air distribution needs (normally med-low or med-high).

Electrically speaking, the circulation and heating speeds may be the same if you connect both the black and red wires on the same terminal. You should however take note that reducing the heating speed will reduce the heat exchange and the furnace’s temperature will increase accordingly, which could cause the furnace to overheat.

Should you choose to reduce the blower speed, be certain that the primary air intake damper closes completely when the thermostat is not calling for heat so that in the case of an overheat, the damper motor being deactivated, the furnace will go into slow combustion and the blower will be capable of cooling it down.

Less air flow through the electric unit of a wood/electric combination furnace could also increase the risk that the overheat protection on the unit will trip. This is especially true if the air filter is dirty. This situation will leave you with no electric heat until the sensor is manually reset.

Can I use a GFCI receptacle on my pellet appliance?

This is not recommended. The GFCI will sense the difference in the amount of electricity flowing in and out of the circuit, even in amounts of current as small as 4 or 5 milliamperes. The GFCI reacts quickly (less than one tenth of a second) to trip or shut off the circuit.

A properly grounded 3 prong outlet provides adequate protection for both people and the appliance should a short circuit occur.

Reviews

François Tremblay - 2024-01-29   

Christian Lapointe - 2023-10-13   

Très satisfait du service

Gilles Landry - 2023-07-18   

Bon produit

Caroline Lavergne - 2023-06-30