Biomass Boilers

Biomass Boilers

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.

Design and Install
Biomass Boilers require more space than conventional boilers and it is also necessary to consider the storage of the fuel. Our experts will be able to advise on the size of boiler required and if there is sufficient space to accommodate a biomass boiler and its fittings. Maintenance of Biomass boilers is minimal but necessary. The ash produced from wood burning is less than 1% of the volume of fuel burned. This ash however needs to be cleaned out regularly in line with the manufacturer’s recommendation. The flue for the boiler will also need to be cleaned and checked for efficiency.
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.
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