Biomass

By installing a biomass heating system you could save up to £580 per year.

Check List:

  1. Find out if there is a local supplier of biomass heating pellets.
  2. Do you have space for a container to hold heating pellets?
  3. Do you live in an air quality zone?

How can a Biomass boiler save money?

A biomass boiler burns wood pellets to heat the water in your heating system. 

The amount of money you save is driven by the price of wood pellets locally. If you have a good local supplier then you could save up to £580 a year if your current system is electric.

How does a biomass system work?

Biomass boilers essentially operate in the same way as a conventional boiler. They burn wood pellets like a gas boiler burns gas. 

They need a hopper next to them that automatically feeds them the pellets. 

The boilers must be cleaned to remove the excess ash, though this is not a dirty or inconvenient job as it may seem.

Who can install one?

The installers should be MCS registered, please visit the MCS register to find out more. We would also recommend that they are HETAS registered.

Help with Costs, and Grants

You can currently get a voucher for off the cost of a new Biomass boiler. This is through the Renewable Heat Premium Payments scheme (RHPP)  

Next year will see the launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. This will pay households a tariff for every unit of renewable heat they produce.

In Scotland you could get an interest free loans of up to £10,000 for heat generating renewables systems such as heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal.   These renewable heat loans will have a repayment period of up to 8 years. Click here for more information 

For more help finding support please contact the Energy Saving Trust

More information

http://centralheating.co.uk/heating-types/biomass-heating

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generating-energy/Choosing-a-renewable-technology/Wood-fuelled-heating

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/biomass-and-bioenergy

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/meeting_energy/renewable_ener/incentive/incentive.aspx

Biomass

You could save up to 7500kg of carbon per year

Check List:

  1. Find out if there is a local supplier of biomass heating pellets
  2. Do you have space for a container to hold heating pellets?
  3. Do you live in an air quality zone?

How can a Biomass boiler help save carbon?

A biomass boiler burns wood pellets to heat the water in your heating system. 

The embedded carbon within the wood pellets is greater than the carbon produced when burning them. They are a negative producer of carbon. 

The carbon that a tree absorbs during its lifetime is more than the amount produced when it is burned in pellet form. 

Remember to source the pellets locally and they must be certified and ethical. You can’t just pick up kindling you find lying around.

Huge amounts of carbon, even over traditional heating devices like gas (3000kg) can be saved. So for a very environmentally friendly way to heat your home a biomass boiler may be suitable for your property. Just do your research.

How does a biomass system work?

Biomass boilers essentially operate in the same way as a conventional boiler. They burn wood pellets like a standard domestic boiler burns gas. 

They need a hopper next to them that automatically feeds them the pellets. 

The boilers must be cleaned to remove the excess ash, though this is not a dirty or inconvenient job as it may seem.

Who can install one?

The installers should be MCS registered, please visit the MCS register  to find out more. We would also recommend that they are HETAS registered.

Help with Costs, and Grants

You can currently get a voucher for off the cost of a new Biomass boiler. This is through the Renewable Heat Premium Payments scheme (RHPP)  

Next year will see the launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. This will pay households a tariff for every unit of renewable heat they produce.

In Scotland you could get an interest free loans of up to £10,000 for heat generating renewables systems such as heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal.   These renewable heat loans will have a repayment period of up to 8 years. Click here for more information 

For more help finding support please contact the Energy Saving Trust

More information

http://centralheating.co.uk/heating-types/biomass-heating

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generating-energy/Choosing-a-renewable-technology/Wood-fuelled-heating

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/biomass-and-bioenergy

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/meeting_energy/renewable_ener/incentive/incentive.aspx

Manufacturers

Baxi 

Grant 

Windhager