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Although burning wood releases CO2, generally this is offset by the amount of CO2 the wood absorbed while it was growing.

Wood Fuelled HeatingA carbon neutral option

Burning wood-pellets, chips or logs can heat an individual 
room or your whole home and the hot water you need. 
A stand alone stove is ideal for heating a room, though 
some can be fitted with a back boiler to provide water 
heating as well. If you’d prefer to provide all round home 
heating and hot water, then a wood-burning boiler is the 
better option.

One thing you won’t be burning is money

Not only can a biomass boiler save you between £100-£580 a year (depending on which system is being replaced) 
but it is also a carbon neutral option, helping you to help 
the environment.

In addition, wood burning is a good way of reducing the 
amount of this material that finds its way into landfill sites.

 

Cosy nights in

With all the saving money and the planet, it’s easy to forget the beauty and warmth 
that a real log fire brings; especially on those cold, wet and windy nights.

 

 

A brief explanation of Biomass

 

 

What is biomass?

A biomass boiler burns logs, pellets or chips, and is connected to a central heating and hot water system, providing you with a cheaper, 'carbon lean' source of heating.

Why use biomass?

Biomass is a renewable, low carbon fuel that is already widely available throughout the UK. Its production and use also brings additional environmental and social benefits. Correctly managed, biomass is a sustainable fuel that can deliver a significant reduction in net carbon emissions when compared with fossil fuels. There are also the earnings and savings from heating your home this way.

What are the earnings/savings involved?

A biomass system could save you nearly £600 a year compared to oil or electric heating. This is not the only monetary incentive though:

Under the RHPP scheme, biomass installations will receive £2000 towards the cost of installion, provided you use a credited installer and install before March 31st.

This year's Rewneable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme that will reward all admissable biomass installations with regular tariff payments (similar to the tariff for solar) for 7 years, which will be be up to £3390 per year.

Biomass boilers will grow in popularity as a result of the RHI payments and are already proving popular with homes without a mains gas supply.

Find out more about the Renewable Heating Initative (RHI) Scheme on our RHI page ...click here

 


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