Wood pellet boilers are a renewable and cost effective way of generating energy for your home. Widely popular throughout Europe, UK property owners are now looking at wood pellets as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional fossil fuels.
A biomass wood pellet boiler works by connecting to your central heating and hot water system, and energy is created through burning wood pellets. It’s estimated that a wood pellet boiler can save you nearly £600 a year compared to electric heating, without taking into account the financial benefits of the Renewable Heat Incentive.
Types of wood pellet boilers
Biomass boilers are available in different sizes, depending on the amount of energy you need to produce through this renewable source. To make choosing the right boiler easier, we’ve split the ones available on our website into four categories:
Benefits of wood pellet boilers
In terms of functionality, wood pellet boilers are up to 96% efficient and generate very little ash. They can be easily connected to existing heating systems and require little cleaning or maintenance.
Pellet boilers can be automatically controlled via an electronic thermostat and there is no need for stoking or shovelling the fuel once it has been loaded into the system.
Wood pellet boilers are also much better for the environment, as up to 90% less C02 is emitted when compared to heating oil. This is because the CO2 released when burning wood pellets is exactly the same amount that is absorbed during the life cycle of the tree.
Wood pellet boiler prices and costs
Wood pellet boiler prices vary widely depending on the output of the appliance, with the average wood pellet boiler costing around £11,500 including the installation, flue, fuel store and a 5% VAT. Slight savings can be made by buying a manually fed boiler system.
Due to the financial benefits of the Renewable Heat Incentive, biomass users can recoup the initial outlay over a number of years, before making profit for the remainder of the guaranteed 20 year period. There are finance packages available to help users cover the cost of installing a wood pellet boiler.
Renewable Heat Incentive
Since the launch of phase one of the Renewable Heat Incentive, the owners of eligible commercial biomass boilers can receive an income for generating heat using a wood pellet boiler. Over a guaranteed 20 year period boiler users can earn money for the energy they produce.
In addition to the financial carrot, wood pellet burners can also save up to 50% or more on fossil fuel costs and reduce C02 emissions by up to 90%.
View the range of wood pellet boilers available on our website to find one that is capable of delivering your required hot water and heating. Alternatively, you can call one of our professional team on 0845 8943022 to discuss the different types of boilers.