Biomass stoves burn logs or pellets to heat a single room, or if fitted with a back boiler, provide hot water as well.
Biomass boilers burn logs, pellets or chips and connect to the heating and hot water system. In a home with electric heating, a wood fuelled biomass boiler can save you up to £800 a year.
Not only will you save money on your energy bills with biomass, but you will also be eligible for the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme, meaning you will earn money as well.
The Renewable Heat Incentive payments mean the customers will receive payment for their biomass boiler for the next 7 years. This will greatly reduce the heating costs and provide a return on investment.
Once your biomass is installed you can begin earning your RHI of 7.14 pence per kWH.
RHI payments are made quarterly for 7 years, and your rate will stay the same throughout even if the RHI rate changes.
Once your installation is complete, Solar Renewable will help fill out your paperwork to register for the RHI.
Installation: A biomass boiler, solar thermal system in a semi-detached rural property.
Problem: The homeowners were using a solid fuel Rayburn for their heating and hot water. The system heated 6 radiators and the Rayburn heated the kitchen. This system required twice daily maintenance to fill the coal bucket, riddle the grate, and daily emptying of the red hot ash pan. Additionally, the fuel cost approximately £5.35.
Solution: Solar Renewable installed a biomass boiler, solar thermal system, energy efficient radiators (including additional radiators in the loft and kitchen), a hot water tank and full timing control system and wireless remote system.
Outcome: After a winter of using the biomass boiler the customer is really impressed. The heat output is more than enough to keep their house warm and provide plenty of hot water. In the summer months the solar thermal provides ample hot water. The control system gives the customer the ability to set the timer for the heating to come on in the morning and maintain a steady low temperature throughout the day, warming up again during the evening
The customer esimates that the weekly fuel cost is now £5.40, which is 5p more expensive than with the Rayburn, they are now heating two additional rooms, and have a far more versatile and user friendly system with considerable less weekly maintenance.