As the cold weather in the UK continues, it may very well be on your to-do list this year to renew, replace or upgrade your boiler. If you are like much of the UK population, you probably have a gas or oil boiler. If you live in a more rural area, then it’s more likely to be oil boilers that heat your home or your business.
For the more rural buildings, oil can be costly and regularly fluctuate in price. With current global economic uncertainty, the price of oil is threatening to rise again soon.
The uncertain and volatile cost of oil is nothing new and will continue to be regular news until oil ceases to become a viable world fuel source. Long term, the price is only going to go one way – up!
So, what are the options?
If, like many, you’d rather not continue to be beholden to the price of oil for the rest of your life, then the good news is that there are viable, sustainable, cost-effective alternatives.
Biomass is a carbon-neutral, low-cost, predictable and efficient fuel source that is fast becoming more popular throughout the UK. Even better, there are government incentives available to those that choose to go biomass. it qualifies as a renewable energy source and therefore can mean you could take advantage of the government’s current RHI (renewable heat incentive) scheme.
What is biomass?
Simply put biomass is biological fuel (typically sawmill waste and specially grown tree stocks) which is then burned to release energy. Biomass boilers use this burning to heat water and create household or business heating throughout buildings of all sizes. Even very large structures such as farm sheds can be effectively and evenly heated with biomass fuelled boilers.
The fuel most commonly used in biomass boilers are specially manufactured wood pellets. These burn steadily and release energy at a consistent rate, unlike many other renewable energy fuels such as wind or solar.
These wood chips are significantly cheaper than oil. Typically, newly installed biomass boilers cover their costs within 5 years, after which it is possible to earn an income from the RHI scheme incentives.
How do I know if biomass is right for me?
We recommend you contact us so we can organise a free survey of your property to be carried out to ascertain its suitability for a biomass boiler. The survey will also include an assessment of your present energy demands and future energy demands.
All of which then allows the right boiler to be selected and priced for you.
If you would like to know more, please contact us today!