Domestic Biomass Heating
We can install and service domestic biomass log stoves and boilers for domestic clients.
Biomass fuel used for domestic heating mainly comes in the form of logs, pellets or wood chips.
As well as biomass boilers, smaller biomass stoves can be used for room heating, and with a back boiler attached, can produce hot water and heating for the whole house.
Is a biomass boiler suitable for my home?
Wood burning stoves are suitable for heating any room that has a chimney or a flue. Stoves come in all shapes and sizes, and can burn logs, wood or wood pellets. A wood pellet stove tends to be cleaner and easier to maintain as it produces far less ash than the log or wood full.
Biomass boilers tend to be larger than gas or oil equivalent boilers. We therefore recommend these types of boiler for clients who are off-grid i.e. they aren't connected to a mains gas supply and who have some space for biomass fuel storage.
You will need to have around 6-7 cubic metres of space near to where the boiler is sited so that you can store the fuel (for an average size house). Ideally the fuel storage area will be under cover, as it's important that the fuel is kept dry.
You will also need to ensure that the site is accessible for a delivery lorry. Wood pellets can be delivered loose and blown into a hopper, or in bags on a pallet.
The boiler will need a flue in which the vent material is designed for wood fuel (existing chimneys can be lined). The installation must comply with all relevant building regulations. If you live in a listed building or a conservation area you will need to check with your local planning authority before fitting a new flue.
It’s also important to check that the boiler will work with your existing plumbing, or whether the existing system needs to be altered. We also recommend that your new boiler is serviced regularly to ensure maximum efficiency.
Can I Make Money by Installing a Biomass Boiler?
One of the biggest benefits of biomass heating and other types of renewable energy is the Renewable Heat Incentive.
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use naturally replenished energy can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions.
People who join the scheme and stick to its rules, receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat their system produces.
Visit the Ofgem website to Find Out More
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Contact us to find out how biomass heating can benefit you.
Aycliffe Business Park
+44 (0)800 1244 440
D&J Franks Renewables have been providing heating solutions for over 40 years for both commercial and domestic clients across the North East and across the UK.
We provide a complete service for biomass and heat pump renewable heating, from design, installation and servicing, to technical consultancy for new developments and district heating schemes.