Country Smallholding

Eco-friendly boil­ers


Ald­wick Court Farm, lo­cated in Som­er­set, is a pop­u­lar venue for wed­dings, wine tast­ing and events. Heat­ing was pre­vi­ously pro­vided by ex­pen­sive and in­ef­fi­cient oil boil­ers.

It was nec­es­sary to pro­vide an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly so­lu­tion ca­pa­ble of pro­vid­ing heat­ing and hot wa­ter to the whole site in­clud­ing the farm­house, vis­i­tor cen­tre, func­tion and event rooms, of­fices and a flat.

An Eco An­gus Or­lan Su­per 130kW Log Gasi­fi­ca­tion Boiler, 10,000 litre Ak­varterm ac­cu­mu­la­tor tank and NOVA stain­less steel flue were in­stalled by Blake Ecotec in­stall­ers.

The boiler’s 130kW heat out­put and large load­ing ca­pac­ity means it is ca­pa­ble of burn­ing logs, with mois­ture con­tent of 1520%, up to 100cm in length. It works at 91% ef­fi­ciency and can burn for up to 12 hours con­tin­u­ously. This high ef­fi­ciency means that, dur­ing sum­mer months, a sin­gle weekly load will en­sure enough hot wa­ter is pro­vided.

It is not only an eco-friendly and sus­tain­able source of heat but fi­nan­cially re­ward­ing as it’s com­pli­ant with the Non­Do­mes­tic Re­new­able Heat In­cen­tive (RHI). Ald­wick Farm will re­ceive gov­ern­ment pay­ments of 8.8p per kWh of heat gen­er­ated over a 20 year pe­riod, be­ing a to­tal of ap­prox­i­mately £403,900.

The sys­tem will de­liver sub­stan­tial fuel cost sav­ings of £ 258,636 and they will gain ap­prox­i­mately £ 662,500 ad­di­tional in­come over the 20 year scheme. The sav­ings will see the ini­tial out­lay paid off in just over one year and turn­ing a profit for the re­main­ing 19 years of the scheme.

The site’s car­bon foot­print will be re­duced by 36 tonnes of CO2 per year, a 90% re­duc­tion.

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An Eco An­gus boiler

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