What is biomass?

Biomass also known as wood-fuelled heating systems produce electricity and heating for your property by burning wood pellets, chips or logs powering you central heating and hot water.

There are 2 types of biomass systems the stove which burns logs or pellets to heat a room and can be fitted with a back boiler to provide the property with hot water as well. There is also a boiler system which burns logs, pellets, and chips which are connected to a central heating and hot water system.

The way the system works is that in the boiler, water is heated to a high temperature under pressure to produce steam. This steam then powers the turbine which is connected to the generator whilst the steam then heats the water which is then distributed around the property.

Benefits of biomass systems?

Reduce your energy bills

The price of wood fuel can vary throughout the year however it is still often cheaper compared to alternative heating options, therefore you can reduce your hot water and electricity bills for your property by using biomass.

Get paid for having a renewable heating system

The UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a scheme to reward you for using renewable heating systems throughout England, Scotland and Wales. There are two different incentives the first is for residential homes and the other non-domestic sectors such as businesses. The scheme offers a regular quarterly tariff payment for every kW of renewable heat your produce for 7 years. The tariff is determined by the type of technology you use. If you have more than one technology it is possible you can receive payments for each of these systems.

Ideal for off-gas areas

For properties situated in rural areas where there is no access to mains gas, a biomass boiler is an attractive alternative that is cleaner and less volatile.

High efficiency

Biomass boilers are highly sophisticated and operate at over 90% efficiency meaning there are minimal losses as nearly all the fuel it burnt is converted into heating and hot water for your property.

Further reduce your carbon footprint and help save the environment

Biomass systems remain carbon neutral providing that each plant burnt another is replanted in its place. You can further reduce your carbon footprint if you locally source the fuel for the biomass system. This technology is a way that each property can help towards protecting the environment and tackling climate change by utilising natural sustainable resources.

Biomass maintenance services

Most manufacturer’s warranties are only upheld if your renewable technology is regularly maintained, which is why it is important to ensure your biomass system is serviced frequently by qualified engineers. This will not only guarantee your system’s performance throughout the year and prolong the lifetime of the technology but it will also save you money on repairs as most parts are covered by warranty for approximately 2 to 10 years. We provide both planned maintenance as well as operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts for biomass systems. As part of these packages, one of our qualified and experienced engineers will attend your property to carry out a thorough annual service. We will also attend your property for any reactive / emergency repairs. Reactive call outs are included in our maintenance contracts however if you are not a client of ours but are in need of an urgent repair that is not a problem, contact us today.

What’s included in your annual biomass service?

• Internals within the heat exchanger are thoroughly inspected and cleaned. All airway ports, primary and secondary are cleared of carbon build up.

• Boiler and bunker feed screws are examined and cleaned where necessary.

• Geared motor units, seals, and bearings checked and greased where necessary.

• Inspection of anti-burn back protection/safety equipment.

• Inspection of the automatic ignition system.

• Electrical inspection of boiler connections and control panel.

• General inspection of the boiler.

• General inspection of associated feeding equipment.

• A flue gas analysis to report on the efficiency of the boiler during working conditions.