Biomass Boilers are an acceptable alternative under the umbrella of renewable energy sources. Though the cost of the boilers and the installation can be expensive, the savings in comparison to oil fired and LPG systems can be attractive. Living off grid or in an area where wood products are plentiful and cheap, biomass boilers can be a viable alternative and reduce CO2 emissions. Improvements in the technology and design of these boilers could make them a convincing alternative.
Fuel comes in the form of logs, wood chip and wood pellets, sourced from agricultural, forest, and industrial waste.
In this way, a property can produce heat with less impact on the environment than fossil fuels such as gas and oil. The number of suppliers of Biomass fuels is steadily increasing and therefore there is increasing competition in the market place, which will benefit the consumer by means of competitive pricing.
Some boilers are fitted with a self-cleaning system which means that the ash is automatically moved to bins which will require periodic emptying.
A yearly maintenance check is advisable to ensure your system is functioning correctly and efficiently.