Biomass Heating Systems ( Solar Thermal Magazine) Forward-thinking hotels enjoying government payouts and reduced fuel bills
Leading biomass boiler suppliers Treco have been working with a number of hotels across the country in a bid to fight the rising costs of fossil fuels. As hoteliers are more than aware, the cost of providing guest accommodation is significant and the quest is on to shrink bills without compromising on guest comfort.
Biomass boilers run extremely efficiently on sustainable, green fuel that is significantly cheaper than oil, LPG and electricity. The results are large fuel cost savings versus fossil fuels, reduced emissions and significant incentive payments from the UK government under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
One of the hotels Treco have worked with is Dumbleton Hall Hotel, an imposing manor house and popular wedding venue in Worcestershire. Up until recently, the hotel had been relying upon an inefficient, outdated and expensive-to-run heating system. They decided the time was right to set up a more cost-effective system to protect the future of their business and contacted Treco having heard about some of their projects.
They opted for a 198kW Guntamatic Biocom cascaded system that runs on vacuum-fed wood pellets. They enlisted Treco to help with the whole system, from initial design right through to commissioning. The results were a 30-40% saving on fuel costs, a 96% reduction in emissions and approximately £22,000 per annum (every year for twenty years) in Commercial RHI payments.
This has led the hotel group to install two further biomass boiler projects at other hotels in their portfolio. The payback period on the investment, combining fuel savings and RHI payments, is estimated at between four and five years.
“The Guntamatic Biocom boilers have helped us to massively reduce our fuel costs. Treco’s project management was great and they even assisted Dumbleton Hall Hotel with gaining RHI accreditation.” says Simon Kelly from Dumbleton Hall Hotel.
This is further proof that biomass boilers are not only good for the environment, but they have the potential to rescue businesses that are struggling with old heating systems and sky-high fuel bills.
Biomass systems, when planned and installed by established and experienced suppliers, can truly make a difference.