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Domestic energy consumers

Wood burning stoves and boilers are ideal for homes. They are most cost-effective where wood fuel supplies are local or (even better) your own, and in off-gas grid areas.

Wood fuel boiler in domestic situation

You can burn logs, wood chips or pellets. Logs and pellets are generally the best option when your system requirement is less than 80 kW. Where equipment and storage needs to be compact, logs or pellets are also the best choice. You can choose from a wide range of stoves or boilers, depending on your heat demand and usage.

There are two ways you can heat your home and hot water:

  • Log/briquette or pellet burning stove, heating a single room and providing an attractive focal point. Some stoves can be fitted with a back boiler to provide water heating as well as space heating. Larger wood-burning stoves can also run central heating systems if the necessary plumbing arrangements can be made. Stoves are easy to install if a suitable fireplace or chimney already exists, or complete flue systems can be fitted where appropriate. Pellet stoves need an electricity supply.
  • Log or pellet boiler connected to a central heating and hot water system.

Wood chip boilers are an option for larger domestic situations where system requirements exceed 80 kW.

Log burning stoves and boilers have to be filled by hand, however boilers only need to be stoked, on average, once or twice a day. Some pellet and all wood chip boilers have automatic wood fuel feeders.

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