Biomass Energy

Read & Errington believe that biomass will have a large role to play in the future of the heating industry.

What is Biomass?

Biomass systems burn wood pellets, chips or logs to power central heating and hot water boilers.  Biomass boilers burn biomass fuels extremely efficiently and use the heat produced to provide heating and hot water.  They can also be more cost effective and efficient than fossil fuel boilers.  Read & Errington believe that biomass will have a large role to play in the future of the heating industry.  We design, supply and/or install Wood Pellet Boilers and being MCS approved we can ensure you gain access to the latest Government Incentives, like the Renewable Heat Incentive.  We also have a working biomass boiler in our showroom for viewing should you require further information. 

How does the Biomass boiler work?

The Biomass Boiler is a system boiler that works in the same way as a conventional gas boiler, except that it uses wood pellets for fuel rather than gas. The boiler automatically fires when the heating control, such as a room thermostat, signals a heating requirement, and pellets are released into the combustion chamber. When the pellets in the combustion chamber are burning evenly and the property reaches the required temperature, the boiler automatically switches to modulation mode. That means it turns itself down to as little as 30% output which saves fuel and matches the heat output with the required room temperature. Pellets are drip-fed automatically into the combustion chamber when they are needed. A light appears on the control panel when the fuel supply in the hopper needs to be replenished.


The Benefits of Biomass Energy

Affordable Heating

Although the price of wood fuel varies considerably, it is often cheaper than other heating options.

Financial Support

Wood fuel boiler systems could benefit from the Government backed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Low Carbon Option

Biomass is an environmentally sound, heating solution and is classed as carbon-neutral renewable energy.

Minimal Disruption

Easily retrofitted to any existing central heating systems with minimal disruption and mess.

The video will give you a quick demo on how the process works with biomass boilers & the fuel