Biomass boilers burn renewable sources, primarily wood in the form of pellets, logs or chips to provide warmth for a single room or to power central heating and hot water boilers.
A stove burns logs or pellets to heat a single room and may be fitted with a back boiler to provide water heating as well. A biomass boiler could save you on average nearly £600 a year compared to electric heating.
Biomass boilers are very efficient and work on similar temperatures to fossil fuel systems. Biomass boilers are a great alternative to oil/LPG systems in rural properties, new build or retrofit. You will also qualify for the RHI. Biomass boilers can reduce Carbon emissions, heating bills and provide an income through the RHI.
- Fully automatic, biomass boilers are sophisticated and behave more like an oil or gas boiler, using advanced controls which regulate the amnt of fuel being delivered to the burner to match demands
- Minimal maintenance, required to clean just once per year, under normal running conditions
- Up to 97% efficiency
- Affordable heating fuel: although the price of wood fuel varies considerably, it is often cheaper than other heating options.
- Financial support: wood fuel boiler systems benefit from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
- A low-carbon option: the carbon dioxide emitted when wood is burned is the same amount that was absorbed over the months and years that the plant was growing. The process is sustainable as long as new plants continue to grow in place of those used for fuel.
|Size||Rate||FIT p/kW >01/04/2014|
|Solar PV||<4kW||Higher Rate||14.38|
|Technology||Domestic RHI Tariff (p/kWh)|
|Air Source Heat Pumps||7.3|
|Ground Source Heat Pumps||18.8|