Where does biomass (pellets) fit in cost-wise now?

edited 1 April at 10:10AM in LPG, heating oil, solid & other fuels
5 replies 221 views
Bendy_HouseBendy_House Forumite
3.3K Posts
1,000 Posts Second Anniversary Name Dropper

Bro currently has an old oil boiler which will undoubtedly need replacing before too long. A&GSHPs are not an option due to the age of the house, and the cost of bringing insulation levels up beyond what he currently has - loft and cavity. He hates the 'idea' of oil, and also obviously the cost. So, where would a 'pellet' boiler fit in with the other options? (No gas.)

Main Q's would be:

1) COST of purchase and fuel compared to new oil boiler? IE, initial and running costs.

2) Requirements for storage of pellets? Actual space isn't an issue, but keeping it at the supplied % moisture content could be. Don't they come in sealed bags? (He has a garage, so it wouldn't get 'wet', but would still be at outdoor ambient temp and humidity.)

3) Any grants available to help with either installation or running?

4) Anything else of interest or importance :-)

Many thanks.

(This is in Scotland)


Sign In or Register to comment.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Fans demand refunds from Leeds Festival

...after Rage Against The Machine pulls out

MSE News

The 'Ask An Expert' event

Check out last week's energy-themed Q&A with MSE's experts

MSE Forum

Free museums & galleries

Where to get your culture fix across the UK

MSE Deals