Biomass Boilers

What Is Biomass?

Biomass is becoming ever more popular as method of heating homes, as well as larger premises, as it burns mainly agricultural, forest, urban and industrial residues and waste to produce heat and / or electricity.

The impact on the environment is much reduced in comparison to the use of fossil fuels. When biomass material is burnt the carbon released is considered to be part of the natural carbon cycle, as it is only releasing carbon that has been recently absorbed during the growth process; unlike fossil fuels.


System Types

At NGHenegy we believe in promoting new technology. We see biomass as an option offering great potential, not just because of its green credentials, but because of the big difference it can make to your energy bills. For anyone living in a rural location biomass offers a convenient alternative to the fluctuating price of oil or LPG.

Super efficient, biomass boilers perform at over 90% efficiency, many are 94% efficient which means your biomass material is used almost exclusively in the generation of heat and / or heating hot water with hardly anything going to waste.


Installing Biomass In Your Property

People are catching on steadily. Biomass is now being specified in all manner of buildings. These include nursing homes, offices, golf clubs and residential properties to name just a few. One of the biggest growth areas has been for homes currently using oil fired boilers and / or LPG. Owners are finding the environmentally cleaner approach and cost savings very attractive.

Biomass does not require any planning permission, however if you live in a conservation area or own a listed building you may need to check with your local authority for fitting a flue. It’s also worth noting that Biomass wood pellets can be burnt in a designated Clean Air Zone.


What ‘The Energy Saving Trust’ Have To Say

Affordable heating fuel: although the price of wood fuel varies considerably, it is often cheaper than other heating options.

Financial support: wood fuel boiler systems could benefit from the Renewable Heat Premium Payment and the Renewable Heat Incentive.

A low-carbon option: the carbon dioxide emitted when wood is burned is the same amount that was absorbed over the months and years that the plant was growing. The process is sustainable as long as new plants continue to grow in place of those used for fuel. There are some carbon emissions caused by the cultivation, manufacture and transportation of the fuel, but as long as the fuel is sourced locally, these are much lower than the emissions from fossil fuels.




Find out more

Northern Gas Heating Ltd is happy to help you in any way possible with your Biomass enquiries. We are on hand to visit you and to make a no-obligation assessment to ensure that it's feasible to install Biomass in your property and that it's right for your needs.


Recent Installations

NGH Energy has been busy installing Biomass all over the UK. Read our case studies illustrating the varied property types we've successfully installed in the past 12 months.

From residential homes to commercial properties, agricultural buildings and farmland. Talk to us today to learn more about this exciting way to heat your property.

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