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Free boiler scheme unveiled for NE residents

As temperatures in the region plummet below freezing, hundreds of North East homeowners could be benefiting from a free boiler and lower energy bills, thanks to local biomass specialists.

The free boiler initiative has been unveiled by award winning biomass boiler installer, The Wood Heating Company, which boasts more than 30 years of biomass heritage.

Earlier this year, The Government launched the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to encourage people to invest in systems which generate heat from renewable sources. However, the upfront cost can prohibit some people who may wish to purchase a biomass boiler, so The Wood Heating Company has come up with an innovative solution.

The company will supply, install and maintain a quality biomass boiler system for the next seven years, free of charge to homeowners. This allows customers to benefit from significant energy bill savings without having to pay the upfront cost for the boiler. After seven years the boiler is theirs to keep – with a life expectancy of 15+ years.

The scheme, which launched on the first of December, is believed to be the first of its kind in the region.

Simon Cross, commercial director at award-winning North East biomass boiler specialists, The Wood Heating Company, said: “With a biomass boiler, homeowners don’t need to be fearful of soaring energy bills, especially at this time of year. With biomass you can expect stable fuel prices which are considerably lower than most rural fuel sources – such as oil and LPG.

“So many people aren’t even aware that they could save up to 30% on heating costs every year just by switching to biomass. We can now provide a free automated boiler, with the Government paying us back for the cost of the installation via the RHI. There really has never been a better time for people in the North East to switch to biomass.”

The scheme is aimed at north east homeowners and landlords (whose properties are off the gas grid), require a boiler output of at least 20kW to heat their home and have sufficient space for the installation and fuel storage.

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This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Finlay Magowan .

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