Getting Your Biomass Boiler Winter-Ready – Here’s How!

Tuesday September 29, 2020

With winter almost upon us, it’s time to test whether your biomass boiler is ready to take on the colder weather.

If your biomass boiler is switched off or isn’t functioning at full capacity, then you are not gaining the best value for money from your renewable heating system. Additionally, this may leave you wondering where to turn.

This is where our experts at JL Phillips can make all the difference.

That said, we’ve put together our top 5 ways to help you get your biomass boiler winter-ready.

Let’s dive in!

Sign Up for Professional Service & Maintenance

First things first, it’s important to get your heating system serviced before cranking it up for the colder weather.

Moreover, since a biomass boiler requires additional attention and care as compared to an air or ground source heat pump, it’s best that you sign up for a professional service and maintenance plan.

By regularly servicing your biomass boiler, you not only maintain its efficiency but also maximise your domestic RHI payments.

At JL Phillips, our expert installers can help you make the most of your heating system while reducing downtime and optimising its heat output. Based on the type of your boiler, its size and daily usage, we’ll also advise you on the number of times it needs to be serviced.

Clean and Refill Your Fuel Store

When you’re trying to get your biomass boiler winter-ready, ensure you’re also stocking up on biomass fuels before both the demand and price for it spikes up.

While it’s worth stocking up your fuel, it’s also important to clean the fuel store as that helps prevent dust and other debris from settling in your biomass boiler. In doing so, you ensure that your heating system performs at its best throughout the colder months without any breakdowns.

The best and most cost-effective way to clean the fuel store is to let it function as low as possible. This means now is the right time for you to get this job done!

However, you might want to get in touch with a professional installer regarding the location, design and size of your fuel store as only they can offer thorough and professional advice.

Powerflush the Heating System

Powerflushing your heating system with a safe-to-use chemical blend and high-powered water pressure is another way to get your biomass boiler winter-ready.

When you powerflush your boiler, you basically remove the accumulated debris and sludge from the system. This process also helps you clean up your pipework and enables hot water to flow through your boiler in an efficient and smooth manner.

Unlike biomass boiler maintenance, this isn’t something that needs to be done on an annual basis because gunk and rust take time to build up. This means powerflushing the system every 5 years or so is enough to keep it in good condition and ensure that it performs at peak efficiency.

While you can powerflush your boiler yourself, it’s best to get it done through a professional heating engineer.

Upgrade the Boiler

If your biomass boiler has been on its last legs for a while and you’ve been putting off upgrading it to a new one, then now is the right time to do just that. After all, the heating season is fast-approaching and the last thing you’d want is to have an inefficient boiler that only increases your energy bills.

Moreover, a brand new biomass boiler will not only operate in an efficient manner but also save you thousands of pounds in the long run.

If you want to find out more about how you can save money and earn with biomass boilers, click here!

Contact JL Phillips for Professional Biomass Boiler Installation

To get your biomass boiler winter-ready and maintain its efficiency during cold weather, make sure you follow all the tips discussed above. That way, you not only add to your heating system’s lifespan but also claim RHI payments.

For professional installation and maintenance services, contact our heating experts today!



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