Biomass Boiler Cheshire Victorian Property

Biomass Boiler Cheshire Victorian Property

20 year Return £298,000
Payback 5 years (19% return)
Cost £50,000 - £100,000
Bill Saving £2,900 p.a.
Income £12,000 p.a.
Carbon Offset N/A

Return is calculated using combined bill savings and subsidy earnings. Bill savings are calculated using estimated energy usage and either the electricity price at the time of installation (11 February, 2015) or, for our heating products, the existing fuel type available to the property.

The owner of this detached property was suffering from high heating bills due to the poor thermal efficiency of the original Victorian construction, including solid brick walls and single glazed sash windows.

The owner contacted EnergyMyWay for advice and, following a detailed survey of the property, it was established as an ideal property for a biomass boiler which would deliver the high flow temperatures that this type of property requires.

The owner was running a business from a detached outbuilding and we advised that this could make the installation eligible for the non-domestic RHI scheme which is paid over 20 years, as opposed to 7 years for the domestic scheme. EnergyMyWay liaised with Ofgem and managed the whole application process for the customer, designing the system to ensure that the installation was compliant and qualified for the non-domestic scheme.

The biomass boiler was located in the garage and a new fuel store building was constructed behind the garage to house the fuel store. The main house, garage and outbuilding/office were all connected to the biomass boiler via pre-insulated heat main pipework which was trenched below ground, enabling the entire property to be heated from the biomass boiler.

Each building was set up as a separate heating circuit with their own pump stations and heatexchangers were specified to hydraulically separate the new biomass system from the old internal pipework therefore protecting the boiler and extending its life span. In addition, the old internal heating and hot water system was upgraded to a modern unvented system running off mains pressure, enabling the removal of header tanks and noisy localised shower/circulation pumps etc, the system was also power flushed to improve performance.

The customer now has a fully modernised heating system and can even control the heating and hotwater requirements of each building remotely from his tablet, smartphone or PC.