Biomass heating and water using wood pellets may be new to you and you could be asking yourself “what is a wood pellet?” Well, in a nutshell, wood pellets are usually made from compacted sawdust and industrial wastes and are the most common type of pellet fuel for biomass boilers. They can successfully be used as fuel for power generation, cooking, and commercial or residential heating.
Wood pellets are more commonly burned in biomass hot water and heating boilers. These biomass boilers are a great alternative to a traditional gas, oil or electric boilers. Alternative fuel types include logs or wood chips, depending on your requirements and burner size.
What Are the Benefits of Biomass Heating?
There are many benefits of switching to biomass heating using wood pellets. Read on to find out more…
- Affordable – while the price of wood fuel considerably varies, biomass heating using wood pellets is often a cheaper option than more traditional methods. Additionally, if you choose to have a wood fuel boiler system installed, you could benefit from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
- Low-carbon – when wood pellets are burned, the level of carbon dioxide that is emitted is the same amount that was absorbed when the pellet was growing as a plant (before it became sawdust or other organic waste). If new plants continue to grow in place of the pellets used for fuel, the natural course is entirely sustainable.
- Regular maintenance – the amount of ash produced by biomass boilers when using wood pellets is very low if it is swept and cleaned out regularly. The upkeep is very easy and if you clear it out on a weekly basis, your biomass boiler can last a lifetime.
- Green energy – as leading biomass pellet suppliers, we at Woodyfuel can guarantee that using wood pellets are cheaper, better for the environment and much more efficient than fossil fuels and non-dried wood chip which usually have 30%+ moisture content.
Why Choose Pellets Over Other Fuel Options?
Because of their size and burnability, pellets are easy to use and more financially viable than logs. Biomass pellet boilers run automatically, much like how gas or oil boilers run. Most pellet and chip burners have automatic feeders installed which automatically refills the burner at regularly, managing the number of pellets used. Pellets are also cheap as unless you know a local supplier that provides a considerable discount, logs can be very costly and often burn quicker.