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What are the basics of a modern biomass boiler?

Posted by Trish O'Flynn on 4 November 2016 at 5:05 pm

In this video SuperHomer Mark Brown introduces us to the wood pellet boiler he chose to get installed in his 1980s five bedroom detached family home in 2009.

Mark's boiler is substantially larger than the usual gas boiler and is installed in the garage. Some boiler models do not take up as much space, so it is worth checking with your installer what is available. 

Mark shows us the various options for operation of the heating and hot water systems using the digital control panel, as well as the general components of the boiler: the ash box, flue, pellet container, as well as the wood pellets.      

Biomass boilers are eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which can help new owners recoup some of the installation costs.

Mark and Liya are committed to reducing their carbon footprint and have achieved a 90% carbon saving by investing in solar thermal and PV, insulation throughout the house and, of course, the biomass boiler.

Take a look at Mark and Liya’s SuperHome page.


Video credit: Post Carbon Living  (Video 1 in a series of 7)

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About the author: Trish is a web content writer with the National Energy Foundation.

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