Biomass

Devon Heating services can supply and install a wood-fuelled heating system, also known as a biomass system. These systems burn wood pellets, chips or logs to provide warmth in one room or to power central heating and hot water boilers.

A biomass stove burns logs or pellets to heat a single room. It may also be fitted with a back boiler to provide water heating. A biomass boiler burns logs, pellets or chips, and is connected to the central heating and hot water system. A wood-fuelled biomass boiler could save you up to £880 a year compared to electric heating (source: Energy Saving Trust).

By installing a biomass boiler you may also be able to generate income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) .

Solar thermal energy

Solar thermal energy is the use of solar energy to produce heat. Most people are familiar with the effect of how much the inside of a car heats up when left parked in the sun. Solar thermal energy works in the same way, except that the heat generated is put to practical use to heat water or space heating.

An added benefit of solar thermal energy is that it helps to preserve energy reserves and protect the environment by reducing CO2 emissions. There is also the possibility to generate income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) .

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Ground source heat pumps

Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) use buried pipes to extract heat from the ground. This heat is then used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water.

The pump circulates a mixture of water and antifreeze around a loop of pipe, called a ground loop, which is buried in your garden. Heat from the ground is absorbed into the fluid and passes through a heat exchanger into the heat pump. The ground stays at a fairly constant temperature under the surface, so the heat pump can be used throughout the year. The length of the ground loop depends on the size of your home and the amount of heat you need. Longer loops will draw more heat from the ground, but need more space to be buried in. If space is limited, a vertical borehole can be drilled instead.

The benefits of ground source heat pumps:

  • Lower your fuel bills, especially if you replace conventional electric heating
  • Can provide you with income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • You could lower home carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing
  • No fuel deliveries needed
  • Can heat your home as well as your water
  • Minimal maintenance required

    For a no-obligation quote or to find out more about our renewable energy options please contact us.