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How to Choose a Biomass Boiler

The first step in the decision making process is to decide how much heat is required as this will indicate which size boiler is needed. It is inefficient to use a boiler which generates surplus heat to your requirements. Once the size has been determined, you can then proceed to investigate the boilers that are available in that particular size.

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Through our partner Gilles we provide industrial, commercial and domestic biomass boilers (wood chip, pellet, container, log gasification and industrial boilers) ranging from 12.5 kW up to 5.000kW (5MW).

Before the boiler is purchased, it is important to consider the installation requirements for the system and how it can be integrated into a pre-existing heating system if relevant.

It is also important to consider the types of fuel that the boiler uses, as different boilers require different types of fuel storage and fuel feed equipment. You need to decide if you need the fuel to be fed to the boiler automatically. Pellet and chip boilers use automatic fuel feeders which refill them at regular intervals, whereas, Log-burning boilers have to be filled with wood by hand. Indeed, logs require considerably more work, for example you will need a lot of logs to heat a whole house, but they can be cheaper than pellets if you have a good local supply. Pellets and chip boilers are much easier to use and much more controllable than logs, they can run automatically in much the same way that gas or oil boilers operate.

Wood Chip Fuel Storage Bunker

Boiler house with stock room

Gilles wood chip boiler being feb by an auger

Wood chip boiler being manually fed logs

Gilles boilers are a quality product:

Gilles boilers are all over 90% efficient
This is due to a number of factors such as:
The triple pass, horizontal heat exchanger
The Lambda prob regulation which mesures the oxegen level to control burning

New touch screen control is easy to use

The steel thickness is 6mm, adding to the longevity of the boiler

All augers have solid steel shafts to prevent breaking

Maintenance free gearboxes
Automatic heat exchanger cleaning

Can burn fuel with a higher moisture content than standard boilers can

Gilles boilers include safety features such as the "cell wheel" which prevents burn back.

Wood Chip boiler cell wheel