What is a biomass boiler?

What is a biomass boiler?

Biomass boilers are a low-carbon and renewable energy source which burn plant material to generate heat and electricity.

A biomass boiler can burn pellets, logs, wood chips or other biomass fuels and can be connected to a central heating system.

The hot gas and air produced by burning material travels through a flue into a heat exchanger. This transfers the heat to the water used in the property’s central heating system.

Biomass boilers can usually easily be used with existing under floor and central heating heating systems.

Biomass stoves and boilers can help you save money on your energy bills. You can also make use of the the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which may enable you to receive funds for the energy you create.

The cost of a Biomass Boiler depends on the type of system you choose. Standard pellet stoves cost in the region of £4,300, whereas automatically fed pellet boilers are typically installed from £14,000 - £19,000.

Very little maintenance will be needed on your biomass heating system but it can be more than a standard gas or oil boiler.

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