WOOD PELLET AND BIOMASS BOILERS
What is Biomass?
Biomass is used to describe biological material, including plant matter such as wood, or grains, which is generally grown to product heat. Here in Ireland we mainly use wood pellet, wood chip and grain as a renewable fuels for boilers. A very helpful guide about biomass can be found here at the SEAI website.
Our Biomass and Wood Pellet boilers
The boilers we supply are not solely wood pellet boilers, but have the flexibility of burning other biomass fuels also. We are the exclusive agents in Ireland for Twin Heat products. Twin Heat's boilers are produced to the highest standards, and are versatile in that apart from burning wood pellets, they can also burn other biomass fuels such as wood chip, and grain. The Turner boiler by Lopper also burns both wood grain and wood chip.
High quality and safety:
The products that we supply have previously been registered by SEAI under the Greener Homes Scheme (now closed) which means that they have met minimum quality requirements in terms of efficiency, safety (CE marking) and eco-friendliness (low emissions).
It is possible to get a variety of wood pellet boilers - with built in fuel storage, or with the option of connecting to automatic feed system. Self designed storage and feed systems, where required can be incorporated into our range of boilers to suit local conditions or requirements. NOTE: The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has issued a safety alert recently in relation to bulk pellet storage, which can be seen here.
Buffer tankPlease note that the installation of a buffer tank is recommended as part of the system. For details about buffer tanks, please see our buffer tank section.
What size boiler?
In order to calculate the correct size of the boiler for your home, you must take account of several factors, including:
All of these combined to calculate the heat loss of the dwelling, which gives you the kilowatts of the boiler.
However, an old simple rule of thumb may help to give an idea. It takes 50 watts to heat every square metre of a domestic building, and add 3 kilowatts for domestic water. (This is based on the assumption of good insulation).
Our Choice of Boilers:
Most importantly we are trained to install all of the appliances that we sell. In addition to fulfilling the training requirements to be approved installers for the former Greener Homes Scheme, we have also received training from the manufacturers of the products we supply.
We are exclusive agents for Twin Heat products in Ireland.
Have some questions?
We supply bagged wood pellets nationwide, for more information, please see our wood pellet page.