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Wood is a renewable resource that is readily available in many areas. As such, Kirkton wood burning boilers are a good investment for those who want an environmentally friendly method of heating water. Find out more about wood burning boilers today by connecting with the professionals in our extended network, who have been pre-screened for reliability.

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Wood fired boilers can be retrofitted in any structure, regardless of whether or not there is already a flue available. In those cases, steel pipes can be extended through the ceiling and onto the roof in order to allow smoke to escape. Wood boilers are very economical to operate, and provide hot water at a fraction of the cost of electric, gas, or oil models. Although they heat water efficiently, they do not emit a great deal of heat and therefore do not cause your home to get too hot during the summer months.

Pros and Cons of Wood Burning Boilers

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Wood burning boilers are some of the oldest types of boilers available today. They’ve been around for decades, and for many years, they were the number one way to heat your home and water in the UK. However, with new advances in technology came new fuels and more efficient delivery of those fuels. With that in mind, there are several advantages and disadvantages associated with wood boilers.

Advantages

  • Wood boilers are quite efficient because almost all the heat generated by burning the wood is absorbed by your home’s water.
  • These boilers use a renewable form of fuel – wood – that can (and often is) sustainably grown when used for heating.
  • Wood boilers allow you to manually adjust the heat by adding more or less wood, or by opening and closing dampers to control the oxygen supply.

Disadvantages

  • Wood boilers can be expensive to run. As the demand for wood increases due to building needs, the prices continue to climb – even when it comes to wood used for fuel. Wood is only truly cost-effective when you can grow and supply your own.
  • This type of boiler requires much more cleaning and maintenance than a traditional oil, gas, or electricity fired boiler.
  • To heat your entire home, you’ll need a rather large stove. This can take up unwanted floor space, and placing it in a basement (if one exists) may require the installation of costly utility lines.

Kirkton Wood Burning Boiler Costs

Typical wood burning boiler prices will depend upon the capacity of the tank, along with the number and type of modifications needed in order to install them. Many people choose to relocate wood burning boilers in a basement or garage, in which case running new utility lines might be in order. If this is the case, you will need to spend additional money for these modifications. Although not required, the installation of smoke alarms is also recommended at the same time a wood burning boiler is installed.

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Safety Tips for Using Wood Burning Boilers

Below are some safety tips to keep in mind when using a wood burning boiler:

  • Ensure that proper fuel sources are used – woods such as hickory, oak, ash, beech and maple are best. Before using any wood, it’s important to ensure that the wood be cut, split and dried for at least a year before being burned.
  • Ensure that your chimney and stovepipe are cleaned at least once a year. This should only be done with soft brushes – other items could cause a significant amount of damage to the chimney and piping.

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Your Kirkton wood burning boiler questions answered

It can be slightly expensive in that it takes more fuel to fire up a wood burning boiler than it does to fuel other types. Even taking that into consideration, it is still cheaper than using oil, natural gas, LPG, or coal.

Any type of organic waste can be burned in a wood boiler, including logs, wood chips, brush clippings, grasses and lumber yard waste. Even tree or brush waste from your garden can be used as fuel.

Wood burning boilers are useful because they burn cleanly and do not produce as much waste as some of the alternatives. Any waste or ash that is produced can be used as fertilizer in your garden.

Storing wood for fuel can take up a lot of space, and can be susceptible to parasites like termites and woodworm. These parasites can easily move into your home, if your fuel is stored too close to your home's foundation.

If these units are incorrectly installed, it could result in you and your family being exposed to carbon monoxide in your home. This harmful gas only takes an hour or two at most to kill a person.

You can use many types of wood for fuel inside wood burning boilers. The most common in the UK include ash, maple, beech, hickory, and oak, though others will suffice, as well. Remember that wood should be dried for at least a year before being placed in your boiler to ensure maximum efficiency and heating power.

With the cost of wood continuing to rise across the globe, wood burning boilers are no longer considered cost-effective unless you grow and supply your own fuel. This requires growing, cutting, splitting, and drying your own wood, which is quite laborious and time-consuming.

They are similar in that they both use wood to generate heat. A wood boiler is connected to a water supply. The heat generated by the wood transfers into the water, which then travels throughout your home into radiators to supply radiant heat. A wood stove can also supply heat, but this heat radiates either directly from the stove itself or from a system designed to gather the heat and blow it through the home via a series of ducts and electric fans.

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