Biomass boilers are fuelled using either untreated wood, wooden pellets or wood chips. An automated feeder can be used to ensure consistent fuel levels, unlike the manual fuelling of log burners. The fuel is lit automatically by an electric probe situated inside. Once lit, the energy produced is transferred to heat either central heating systems or hot water tanks. Both of these systems can then be controlled by a thermostat.
Biomass heating systems are suitable for both commercial and residential properties and Terra Therma can assist in installation in Essex and throughout the South East.
Biomass boilers: things to consider
- Biomass boilers generally require more space than conventional gas or oil fuelled boilers. Storage for fuel also needs to be taken in consideration as damp fuel will not burn as efficiently and could potentially reduce output, therefore a sufficient out house or designated plant room may be a consideration.
- Sourcing reliable suppliers of fuel for your biomass heating system is wise, as delivery proximity can impact costs; however these types of fuels are less prone to large cost rises compared to gas and oil.
- Generally these types of biomass boilers are regarded to be more environmentally friendly in respect of Co2 emissions
- Regular maintenance is recommended, along with the removal of the ash waste product. This will vary dependent on the size and manufacture of the boiler.
- Suitable ventilation will be required, however lining can be placed in most pre-existing chimneys
- Help with the cost of your biomass heating system may be available via the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI)
- Older properties and buildings may also be subject to safety and building regulations
Our biomass heating
Terra Therma will be more than happy to discuss the benefits of biomass boilers and heating systems, and also provide competitive quotes for installation in Essex or the South East. We can install products from Windhager, ETA, CTC, MCZ and other manufacturers.