How to Choose a Biomass Boiler Ireland
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.
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.
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