A form of renewable energy, biomass can greatly reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Biomass uses organic materials to generate energy instead of burning fossil fuels that are non-renewable. The organic materials used by biomass boilers can be obtained from a number of sources. Wood from trees is the most common source but not the only one. Alternatively, we can also use energy crops, industrial waste and food waste for biomass heating.
This organic fuel is burned in stoves and boilers and the energy produced is used to heat rooms both commercially and domestically. With stoves, you can heat just one room at a time but with a biomass boiler installed, you will be able to heat the whole property.
Biomass boilers are perfect for heating both homes and businesses making them an ideal renewable heating solution.
Let’s take a look at the several benefits that both homes and businesses can reap by installing biomass boilers.
If, as a business or a homeowner, you are looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint, installing a biomass boiler is the perfect solution to be more clean and green. Biomass is carbon-neutral. The amount of CO2 released upon burning biomass is later reabsorbed by plants and trees around. It’s a clean and green cycle that reduces the impact we have on the environment.
You will be reducing your carbon footprint while doing your bit for the planet. As a business, you can reap the benefits of being an eco-friendly company and as a homeowner, you will be more responsible towards nature.
With biomass boiler installation you will be able to take advantage of the government subsidies crafted specifically to encourage the installation of green technologies. With the help of commercial or business RHI (renewable heat incentive), you can receive financial rewards from the UK government. Generally speaking, upon approval you will receive regular payments over 20 years under the non-domestic RHI scheme. Add to this the savings you’ll be making in your energy bills, you’ll see that your earnings have substantially increased.
Homeowners are eligible to receive payments under the domestic RHI scheme over a period of 7 years. For more information, it is best to contact local authorities to be sure of your eligibility under the program.
An Extensively Available Source of Energy
Wood is the most common fuel used in biomass boilers in the form of pellets and chips. Trees can be found everywhere but generally, pellets are imported from abroad. However, if more and more homeowners and businesses start using biomass energy, it can help stimulate and incentivise the local economy and encourage the planting of new trees. This way, you can do your bit for the planet both on a local and global level. Also, if you use wood in your business, the residual waste can potentially be used as a fuel for your biomass boiler.
Thanks to modern technology, biomass boilers are highly efficient. With the availability of new and improved designs, you can expect an increased efficiency of 90% in your new biomass boiler. This really puts traditional boilers and electric heating systems down as they are no match for biomass heating. Although, you need to keep in mind that the efficiency of your renewable system greatly depends on the energy-efficiency of the space which the boiler is supposed to heat, the type of flue installed and the airflow around the boiler.
At JL Phillips, these elements are closely observed by our service engineers to provide you with a heating solution that is suitable for your property. The end result will be an optimised and high-performing technology with impressive energy efficiency. Get your free quick quote for installing a new renewable heating system here.
Biomass boilers work well when they are regularly maintained and serviced by heating specialists. At JL Phillips, we can help you with that and more! We have solutions and technologies suitable for all kinds of businesses and homes. With our expert team, your biomass boilers will continue being efficient while running smoothly.
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