Posted on January 14, 2020.
Choosing wood fuel to heat homes is a sustainable choice. Rising costs of electricity, oil and gas continue to make wood fuel an attractive option for homes, schools, offices, factories, community and district heating facilities. Whilst RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) rates have been reduced for new applicants, conventional energy prices have steeply risen, keeping the wood option a strong contender in the decision making process.
The following chart, sourced from various energy sites, showing some typical average prices, in pence per kWh:
The prices of gas, coal and oil are rising and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Wood is cheaper than most other fuels, especially when you factor in the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive.
Note on the prices above, whilst electricity is by far the most expensive form of heating, it is also the only fuel that is 100% efficient in your home. All the costs given are the prices at input (i.e. before you’ve actually used them), but gas, oil, coal and wood all involve burning something. That means heat is lost. With electricity, every pence you spend goes directly on heating your home. With all the others, a percentage of that pence will be wasted.
Wood is an abundant natural resource and producing wood fuels can boost local jobs and support rural communities. Wood fuel is a good option and there are many reasons to choose wood:
There’s more about the RHI here
We offer customised energy service contracts covering fuel supply and maintenance appropriate to each client’s circumstances and requirements:
We believe that for many heat users, Energy Metered Supply Agreements are the most convenient and equitable way to use and pay for wood chip fuel by the use of a Heat Energy Meter (MCS approved). With this arrangement, the customer pays for the heat energy used every month, at an agreed figure per Kwh.