Try before you buy with Euroheat

Published:  03 January, 2013

boiler, space heating, biomass, Euroheat
Logs from scrub willow on Hendre Farm in Wales are used in a Euroheat boiler installed to replace an oil-fired system.

Following a successful trial of scrub willow to fuel a Euroheat HDG 50 boiler, a farmer in Wales went ahead with the replacement of an oil-fired system that was costing over £4000 a year to run. Hendre Farm in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has 20 acres of scrub willow, which owner Jim Dale was initially concerned would not be a suitable fuel.

He explains, ‘In choosing our new heating system we wanted to adopt a more sustainable approach. Harvesting our timber in a more managed way means that we can control the re-growth, making it easier for future generations to harvest their firewood.

‘We have found that even without any contribution from the Government’s RHI scheme that this project makes real financial sense. If you have sufficient log supply, ample storage space and can accommodate the boiler room, log boilers are a great option for the larger home.’

Lighting and loading the boiler takes 15 minutes a day, and ash is removed every three weeks. Normal occupancy of the building sees one wheelbarrow of logs used a day. The boiler and accumulator are housed in an existing barn near the property. The installation was carried out by Euroheat approved installer 4 Wood.

HDG boilers are available in 30, 40 and 50 kW models.

For more information on this story, click here: January 2013, 87

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