Country House - Lancashire
CPSL - 4th October 2016
CPSL were asked to evaluate the energy usage and potential renewable energy production of a large, post war, 5 bedroom, country house in Lancashire.
Situated between Blackpool & Preston, Lancashire, the house is subject to quite extreme weather. Heating has always been an expensive problem for this post war detached house.
The house was previously heated with traditional gas central heating system but we have now installed a Varmebaronen 35 kW wood fired biomass boiler. Heating with wood is the least expensive method of heating your property and the owner agrees having seen a dramatic reduction in the heating costs. The owner has a ready and ongoing supply of dry timber and there is a supply of local dry logs from a small copse nearby. The owner of the house reported, “ there used to be cold spots all over the house but now the house is constantly warm and we never run out of hot water.”
We placed the 35 kW Varmebaronen biomass boiler in a spare garage along with the accumulator hot water storage tank and the other associated equipment. This gives them plenty of room to store a few days supply of logs or wood and all of the equipment.
The biomass boiler fires up if it detects a demand and the accumulator stores all of the hot water required for the system. The accumulator is an essential part of the system. It is much more efficient to heat water from warm to hot then cold to hot. The accumulator stores all of the heat from the biomass boiler and because of its unique design, the accumulator can quickly supply the heat to the entire system whenever heat is required. Only if the temperature starts to go down in the accumulator does the boiler fire up again to bring all temperatures up to the required level.
The biomass boiler is completely automatic once the logs have been loaded or if required, a pellet feed can be fitted and the pellets can be automatically drawn from the pellet store. With an efficiency of 93% the Varmebaronen range of boilers offer unparalleled returns on investment for the householder. With the current Renewable Heat payments from the Government, they could expect a payback in somewhere between 3 – 5 years, depending on use and fuel costs etc.