The client lives in a 5 bedroom house with a very old in-efficient oil boiler. The boiler was expensive to run and the house wasn't warm enough in the winter. Instead of upgrading with oil, the client decided to look at renewable options, opting for pellet biomass.
R&I Cruden supplied and installed a fully automatic 25kW Biotech wood pellet boiler to provide heating and hot water. The boiler and 5 tonne fuel store were built in a containerised unit which arrived to site fully fitted out and ready to go. The system is connected to house with highly insulated underground pipe.
Fuel cost saving up to 40%
Warm house all year round
9 Tonnes of wood chip per year
Estimated C02 Saving
11 Tonnes (pa)
Average Project Cost
£20 - 30,000
RHI Approved (Payback over 20 years)
Average payments of £5,100pa
Project Payback Period
Total Payback (including fuel saving based on price of buying in wood chip
£38,100 (Plus continued fuel saving after 7 year period)
Financial information based on average project this size. Estimated figures not guaranteed. RHI figures at time of install.
The RHI incentive and interest free loan from the Scottish government helped make our decision. R&I Cruden have been very helpful, always prompt and efficient.