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Wood Pellet - Just asking

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by andytw, 19 Mar 2015.

  1. andytw

    andytw

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    No interest in doing this but just been reading an advert, and I have some questions.
    Are they lit 24x7 ?
    Is there a preferred heating method, rads or underfloor ?
    Does a house have to be a certain size before it is a serious option ?

    Just wondering !

    andytw
     
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    No wood pellet boiler works rather like an oil boiler. On and off.
    But due to slow heat up and cool down uses a thermal store.

    Had mine installed for free last july. :)

    Crazy government throwing tax payers money away again.
     
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    You can install one in any size house but the (crazy) taxpayer funded incentives are better for commercial sized installs.

    The capital costs are very high and for smaller houses they take up a disproportionate amount of room. Also, there are some right ropey units out there that will burn themselves to death after just 5 years, and make cold showers a regular bugbear.

    Domestic sized has a higher per kw subsidy but only lasts 7yrs, commercial 20 yrs.

    Personally, I'm tempted to vote UKIP purely and solely because of their renewable energy manifesto.
     
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