There are still half of the populations of the world who run their homes with biomass fuels and to make their life little easier biomass boilers were introduced in the markets. It was from the very beginning of the humanity when they learned how to ignite, and roast food items, biomass fuels like wood logs, branches of the tree were used for heating purposes. Even till date, the significant forms of biomass fuel are wood chips, logs, and the pallets and there is also the use of waste of the animal husbandries, industries and food processing units, the crops which are full of energy elements like maize, willow, etc.
To simplify the life of the people who depend on biomass heating, small biomass boilers were introduced which are used for the heating process of the room to raise the temperature in the cold area, water heating, etc. These boilers don’t use the free heating sources like air or the sun, but you have to invest in the biomass fuel as well which are discussed above.
Usually, these boilers require a space of 6-7 cubic meters, and it has to be connected to the biogas gas or fuel supply unit. You need to make choices of the one biomass fuel that you want to use in your boiler, and then you need to make arrangements for the same. You need to arrange for the purchase of the fuel, transportation of it from the pump to your place and other overheads.
For the installation of the biomass fuel unit and the boiler, you need professionals to deal with it. The installation of the units costs a lot more than any other heating units, but the regular charges of using it are very low than using any LPG heating units. Biomass fuels are way cheaper than petroleum products, and thus your household income can drop drastically, but the initial investment will be there which is a significant amount.
The biomass boilers can use up to 70% of the fuel to produce heat without wasting the fuel as it happens in the open wood heating area where most of the fuel is spent without generation of any weather. These boilers heat the room more evenly, and thus you don’t feel cold in your bedroom and warm in the hall. There is thermostatic control in these pots which adjust to the temperature of the room and also control the ignition accordingly. You need to clear the ash once in a month, and the fuel change has to be done from 3-4 days depending upon the use.
The biomass fuel needs lots of space for storage which is a drawback of this heating procedure. But this helps in cutting down your budget of the electricity, fuel consumption as well and that is why these units are still very much in use.
The biomass boilers are not a technology of the new days, it is there from ancient time, and just the technology within the machine or the unit has been enhanced and upgraded for a better use.