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Biomass is a collection of energy sources made from living or recently living organisms. The oldest of these is wood. People have been burning wood to cook food and heat their homes for hundreds of thousands of years. It is carbon neutral because it releases the same amount of CO2 when burned as it absorbed during its life.
Wood fuel biomass boilers make very efficient use of this energy, converting up to 95% of it into usable heat. This compares to only 17% for an open fire. Correctly managed, biomass is a sustainable fuel that can deliver a significant reduction in net carbon emissions when compared to traditional fossil fuels.
Ecovision can offer wood pellet boilers as a renewable solution for customers wanting to move away from fossil fuels, save money on heating costs and reduce their carbon emissions.
In line with our environmental credentials we feel that although burning wood pellets releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, this is offset by the carbon dioxide absorbed in the original growth of the wood, or captured in the growth of new trees to replace those used. As a result, using wood pellets for heating results in low net ‘lifecycle’ carbon emissions relative to conventional sources of heating such as gas, electricity or oil.
Over 1 million homes in Europe now have wood pellet boilers. Almost any home can be retrofitted with a wood pellet boiler, either as a stand-alone heat source, or as a primary heat source in conjunction with a secondary boiler which serves as back up. According to the Energy Savings Trust a typical 3 bed semi-detached house could save £720 pa when compared to LPG and could also save 7.5 tonnes of CO2 compared to coal or electricity.
A biomass system works by replacing your existing fossil fuel boiler or boilers with one that runs on wood fuel. This is then connected into your current heating system and is controlled either by your existing network or a new ETA Tronic control panel with full weather compensation.
Three main types of fuel are used in biomass boilers, logs, wood pellets and wood chip. The biomass fuel is loaded either manually or automatically and the boiler automatically controls the amount of oxygen that is put into the burn chamber depending on your heating and hot water requirements.
A combination of design expertise and a sophisticated, highly efficient pellet boiler will provide a convenient solution to a property where a heat pump is not suitable.
Ecovision will undertake a heat load calculation based on your building type and construction, along with your personal preferences, to ascertain the amount of energy you need to put back into your home to counteract the losses through the fabric of the building. This calculation will define the size and fuel type of your biomass boiler.
Once we have determined the most suitable biomass boiler for you, our design team and specification engineers will build a customised solution that meets your building’s needs and also most importantly yours.
Our expert design consultants can advise on this specialist work by calling them directly on 01666 501580
For any queries or a free quote regarding renewable energy domestic or commercial, replacing an existing inefficient fossil fuel system or as part of a new build project call us now on 01666 501580 or submit your query in our contact us page or in the form above and we’ll be happy to contact you to discuss your requirements.