Biomass boilers offer an environmentally sound, heating solution. Burning biomass, such as wood pellets or logs, emits the same amount of carbon dioxide as is absorbed while the plants were growing. Therefore, biomass is classed as carbon-neutral renewable energy.
Biomass boilers burn biomass fuels extremely efficiently and use the heat produced to provide heating and hot water. They can also be more cost effective and efficient than fossil fuel boilers, especially in rural or off mains gas areas.
- Affordable heating fuel
- Financial support
- A low-carbon option
- High efficiency
Cost & savings :
- Installing a biomass boiler will cost for an average home costs between £9,000 and £21,000 including flue, fuel store and VAT at 5 per cent.
- Savings in carbon dioxide emissions (15.4 tonnes/year) : Financial savings are variable – Replacing an older gas heating system with a wood-burning system will save you up to £70 a year or replacing an old electric heating system you could save as much as £880 per year.
Financial Support :
With a Renewable heat incentive, the tariffs with biomass boilers with back burner 10.98p/kWh (this will reduce to 8.93p/kWh from 1 April 2015)