Five hundred of Windhager’s new BioWIN 2 biomass boilers have been installed in domestic properties in the UK since they were launched last summer, reflecting the surge in demand for renewable technology and biomass heating systems after the domestic RHI was announced and the growing popularity of this new compact wood pellet boiler.
The current domestic RHI payments for biomass are set at 8.9 pence per kilowatt hour of renewable heat generated, with eligible participants receiving money back for installing and running a biomass heating system. In a recent example of the success of the BioWIN 2 in a domestic property, rural Northamptonshire homeowner David Taylor achieved a 40% saving in fuel costs by switching from oil to wood pellets. This is a figure that is not uncommon when switching from any fuel source, whether electricity, LPG or oil. On top of this £1,000 annual fuel saving, homeowners like Mr Taylor typically receive around £6,000 a year from domestic RHI payments every year for seven years.
On this basis, payback of the installed cost of biomass heating can be in as little as three or four years, with the further RHI payments coming in as a bonus. Many of Windhager’s installers have been actively installing BioWIN 2 boilers around the country and these include Rob Lane from Hewers Facilities Management, Paul Wilkins from Heat Norfolk, Lachlan McInnes of McInnes Plumbing & Heating (Scotland), and Mark Galbraith Plumbing & Renewables Ltd.
Providing comfortable heating to all homes, the BioWIN 2 is the smallest, most efficient and most durable range of biomass pellet boilers in its class. Taking less than 1.5m2 of space, it can be installed into an alcove as only minimal clearances of 3mm are required and all cleaning and servicing is achieved from the front. Available in either manual or auto-feed options, the BioWIN 2 is available in five models with outputs in the range of 3kW to 26kW. Built to high engineering standards, the core of the BioWIN 2 is a quality stainless steel burner with LowDust technology and a special self-cleaning function, ensuring a cleaner environment and burn. The boiler generates very little ash, which is collected in a removable ash box that only needs emptying about once a year. Further information on the BioWIN 2 wood pellet boilers is available from Windhager by phone on 01225 892211, email at email@example.com or by visiting the company’s website.