Could a Biomass Boiler Save You Money on Your Energy Bills?
There is a new kind of boiler available which could not only help you to save money, but to make money too. Biomass boilers are part of the renewable energy drive being encouraged and funded by the UK government and the savings you could make compared to your conventional boiler are quite phenomenal.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, you could save up to £580 every year simply by switching to a cleaner and greener way of generating energy. Not only that, but thanks to the Renewable Heat Incentive, you may be eligible to receive cash rewards simply for making that switch.
What is a Biomass Boiler?
Biomass boilers don't rely on fossil fuels as their fuel source and therefore free you from the rising costs of gas and electricity. Instead, they rely on organic material such as wood chips, pellets or logs in order to provide warmth for your home in a green and very cost efficient way. You will still need to pay for your organic fuel, but compared to other heating options, this type of fuel will definitely save you money.
How Do Biomass Boilers Work?
Most homes are suitable for a biomass boiler installation and your system can be easily integrated with your existing water and heating systems. Due to the smoke that is created when burning fuel, you will need to have a suitable means of ventilation that will allow this smoke to escape easily. If you have any type of outbuilding or utility room, this is often a perfect place to have your boiler installed as you will also have room beside your boiler for the fuel that it requires. Your wood fuels can be fed easily into the boiler when required and there are also boilers that offer automatic refuelling for added convenience.
So, How Can I Earn Money With a Biomass Boiler?
As well as the great cost savings your biomass boiler can bring you, it can also generate an additional income for your home. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a Government initiative that rewards you with quarterly payments as a reward for switching to a greener source of heating. Your biomass boiler installation company will be able to tell you more about these incentives and whether you quality. Even if you installed your biomass boiler before 2014, you may still be eligible for RHI payments.
Why Switch to Renewable Energy?
Our fossil fuels are running out and energy prices will continue to rise as a result of dwindling supplies. By installing a biomass boiler or other renewable energy heating system, you can free yourself from colossal energy bills and enjoy cleaner and greener heating and outstanding cost savings as a result.