Getting the right biomass boiler system is about much more than just choosing a good quality boiler...
Naturally, it requires a thorough understanding of biomass technology, as well as general heating and plumbing systems. Ultimately though, the solution needs to make good economic sense for the client and this often means striking a delicate balance between energy demand, project costs, fuel costs and incentives. While replacing all existing boilers with biomass alternatives is perfectly possible, it is not always the optimal solution and there are some situations where a biomass system just doesn’t make good financial sense. Larger, more complex projects, in particular, frequently lead with biomass boilers but retain fossil fuel boilers as a back-up during demand peaks because it makes practical and financial sense to do so. When choosing a biomass system, it is important that you make sure that your provider explains the economics to you in detail so you are confident that, as well as getting the right technology, in the right place, that the numbers stack up for you.
Regardless of the size and nature of your biomass project, our technical experts (or one of our National Registered Installaers) will assist you every step of the way along your biomass journey. Normally the joirney begins with a thorough feasibility of each site, with a need to consider a number of parameters in order to make the right system recommendation.
• Understanding your current heating and plumbing system
• Understanding your heat demand at different periods throughout the year
• Understanding your current energy costs
• Determining whether your heat demand is best met by 100% biomass or by biomass as part of a broader solution
• Defining how the biomass boiler will work with and communicate with your heating system, particularly where there are back-up fossil fuel boilers on site
• Understanding how much control or interaction you want with the system
• Accommodating any future building developments you may be considering