MESL-Microwave-300x225500 of Windhager’s new BioWIN 2 biomass boilers have been installed in domestic properties in the UK since they were launched in the Summer of 2014.

This reflects the huge surge in demand for renewable technology and biomass heating systems, after the domestic RHI was announced and the growing popularity of this new compact wood pellet boiler.

The current domestic RHI payments for biomass are set at 8.9 pence per kWh* of renewable heat generated with eligible participants receiving money back for installing and running a biomass heating system.

In a recent example of the success of the BioWIN 2 being installed within a domestic property, home owner David Taylor who lives is rural Northamptonshire achieved a 40% saving in fuel costs by switching from oil to wood pellets, a figure which is not uncommon when switching from any fuel source, whether electricity, LPG or oil.  Also, on top of this £1000 p.a. fuel saving, home owners like David typically receive around  £6,000 per annum from the government domestic RHI payments, every year for seven years.  On this basis, payback of the installed cost of biomass heating can be in as little as three or four years with the further RHI payments coming in as a bonus.

Many of Windhager’s trained installers have been actively installing the new BioWIN 2 boilers around the country and these include Rob Lane from Hewers Facilities Management, Paul Wilkins from Heat Norfolk, Lachlan McInnes of McInnes Plumbing & Heating (Scotland), and Mark Galbraith Plumbing & Renewables Ltd.

Providing comfortable heating to all homes, the BioWIN 2 is the smallest, most efficient and durable range of biomass pellet boilers in its class.  Taking less than 1.5m2 of space this appliance can be installed into an alcove as only minimal clearances (3mm) are required and all cleaning and servicing is achieved from the front.

Available in either manual or auto-feed options the BioWIN 2 is available in five models with outputs in the range of 3 to 26kW. Built to high engineering standards, the core of the BioWIN 2 is a quality stainless steel burner with LowDust technology and a special self-cleaning function ensuring a cleaner environment and a cleaner burn.  The new boiler generates very little ash, collected in a removable ash box which only needs emptying about once a year.