Biomass boilers have become incredibly popular over the last five years, as homeowners look for ways to reduce those ever-expensive energy bills. With a biomass boiler you’re able to heat either a room or your entire home, with an environmentally friendly fuel such as wood pellets, chips or logs.
A biomass boiler can directly replace your old central heating system and there are two types for you to consider if you want to slash bills:
- A stove: Stoves burn logs or pellets and are used to heat just one room
- A boiler: Burns logs, pellets or chips and is connected to your full central heating system. With a biomass boiler you can save a whopping £600 every year.
What are the benefits of a biomass boiler?
With biomass boilers there are three clear benefits you can take advantage of:
- Government grants and support: The Government is in favour of biomass boilers because they help to reduce carbon emissions in line with EU targets. There is a grant of £2,000 to help with the installation cost of a biomass boiler and from spring 2014 you can earn a fixed income with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
- Affordable heating: Biomass boilers provide a fantastic way to reduce your energy bills. It’s a much cheaper way to heat your home than with National Grid gas or electricity and you can see annual savings of up to £600.
- Reduced CO2 emissions: Do you have any concerns for the environment? Biomass boilers are an eco-friendly way to heat your home and are carbon neutral. With global warming a big issue in the media you can do your own little bit to help.
How much will I save with a biomass boiler?
Savings with a biomass boiler will vary depending on the fuel you replace. Maximum savings work out at around £600 each year when replacing electric heating and you can cut CO2 emissions by a massive 7.5 tonnes annually.
Take a look at the table below to see the typical three-bedroom semi-detached house savings: