Biomass Boilers – an alternative to oil boilers
It is not uncommon, as energy prices continue to dominate headlines, for businesses and households alike to look for alternative heating solutions. For many, biomass is not only viable, but also brings additional benefits.
In many cases it is possible to qualify for the government’s renewable heating incentive scheme (RHI) which can pay you an income for using biomass. It is also carbon neutral and counts as a renewable energy resource and therefore can add additional benefits to your home or business. The only real hurdle is the initial installation of a biomass boiler in the first place.
Because they are often slightly larger than traditional oil or gas boilers, they require a survey to be carried out before the installation begins.
However, other advantages often outweigh this inconvenience. For starters, the biomass fuel used in most boilers is commonly wood pellets which are cheaper than oil. Over time the fuel cost saving alone usually covers the cost of the boiler installation, but combined with the RHI (if qualified), this return can start earning you an income in real terms within 5 years.
Biomass really can be a viable choice for your home or business!
So, after you’ve got the boiler, what then?
The question that most people want to know about biomass boilers is, what are the running costs?
Being unfamiliar with a biomass system, the typical home or business owner simply does not know what is actually involved in running a biomass heating system and servicing a biomass boiler.
The good news is, it is usually very simple!
Under most circumstances, the installer who surveyed and fitted your boiler will provide you with a maintenance contract. This will usually cover general servicing, emptying the ash bin, wear and tear and warranty-covered maintenance. Meaning you’ve got most of the bases covered with one simple step.
The cost of this maintenance contract will usually depend on the size, type and demands of your particular boiler.
Biomass boilers are advanced pieces of equipment, and the ones supplied by Innasol and our partners all come with a remote checking system. Meaning that your boiler can be accessed by our engineers remotely and checked for faults providing the boiler is connected to the internet. This means, that if they need to come out to your property, they already know what the problem is and can come prepared.
Even better, the remote system is designed to warn you of any faults which appear on your boiler which means you will immediately know if something has gone wrong. In some cases it is possible to correct the issues remotely without a site visit being required.
Overall, biomass boilers are designed to be easy to run and maintain.
You may rest your fears!
If you are interested in discovering more about biomass, or if you already have a biomass boiler and would like to update your system, contact us today! Simply complete the short form below and a member of our team will be in touch.