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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 14:37

The Biomass’ Birthday!

Party poppers and paper hats poised… It’s been 3 years since the arrival of our Biomass Boiler, where has the time gone?! It didn’t take us that long to get to grips with it; reducing our heating’s carbon footprint by 90% whilst still warming the whole house, Stables, swimming pool and cottage on site. It’s been a huge step forward for us with no intention of going back!

Our ethos at Dunfield house is to keep change to a minimum; I mean what’s the point of fixing something that’s not broken? This principle is used by many and seems as old as the sun, which could explain why others might not be as invested in renewable energy yet, but we have no obligation to keeping the old when it comes to energy.

Our biomass boiler burns wood. Not your usual logs though; it’s finely cut up, dried and fed through a press to create the pellets. It’s very effective; once the moisture is out of the wood it can burn much hotter in smaller quantities.

Wood’s renewable and when burned, the carbon dioxide is taken back in by the surrounding plants and trees. Win-win!

At Dunfield we’ve been able to save on the amount of deliveries we have too. The Biomass Lorries visit us about every season, this is less than half the amount of deliveries we had whilst oil guzzlers!

 All in all, the biddable boiler’s welcomed by us all at Dunfield! If you’re interested in renewable energy, fancy hearing more about our setup or perhaps a renewable energy expert, leave a comment or email us for more info. We’re always looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and would love to hear your tips too!



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