Biomass slashes heating costs at holiday retreat

Euroheat, space heating, boiler, biomass, renewable energy
This holiday retreat in Scotland is achieving a good financial return by converting from kerosene to biomass for heating.

An award-winning holiday retreat in the Scottish Borders is enjoying substantial financial benefits from its biomass district-heating system supplied by Euroheat and fuelled by wood pellets. Before the system was installed, the farm and holiday cottages were heated by two kerosene boilers. Eildon Cottages in Melrose is a holiday destination comprising a converted 18th-century farmhouse and six self-catering cottages.

The new system uses 20 t of pellets a year, at a cost of £3600. In addition, payments from the Renewable Heat Incentive are £7367. Combined with the money saved on the previous fuel, the return is £11 067 a year.

The biomass heating system was installed by GreenHeat Renewables. It consists of a 65 kW HDG Compact pellet boiler and accumulator with thermostatic temperature control to ensure only the required amount of heat is produced.

Pellets are transported to the combustion chamber and automatically ignited. Self-activated cleaning and a large ash container minimise input from end users.

The boiler and hopper are built into an existing outhouse. Internal pipework transfers heated water to the cottages. A separate underground Rehau Rauthermex pre-insulated pipe carries heat to a heat exchanger in the main farmhouse.

For more information on this story, click here: Mar 2014, 129
Related links:
Related articles:



modbs tv logo

ÜV SÜD is One of the First UK Consultancies to be Awarded ISO 19650 Accreditation

TÜV SÜD UK has become one of the first MEP consultancies in the UK to be awarded the ISO 19650 accreditation for its Building Information Modelling (BIM) service

New ranges extend Lochinvar heat pump options

Lochinvar have added two new product ranges to its portfolio of heat pumps suitable for a wide range of non-domestic applications 

Calendar