Windhager launches new wood boilerCompact VarioWin 'unrivalled' for adaptability

20 April 2010

Windhager, the biomass boiler manufacturer, has launched a new biomass wood pellet boiler - suitable for installation anywhere in the home.

The VarioWin boiler - which has a footprint of 80cm x 60cm - has a compact design, with all the necessary heating components mounted within the appliance. This means that the wood boiler can be positioned anywhere in the house without the need for a boiler room.

For more information about different options for heating your home, including eco biomass boilers, see our guide to home heating systems.

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With an output range of 3.6kW to 12kW, the VarioWin claims to be 'an ideal solution' for homes with a low energy demand. The boiler offers different fuel-loading options, from manual to direct pellet feed or pneumatic-suction system, and can be combined with other energy sources, such as solar power.

If you're looking for ways to generate your own energy, the Which? guides to buying solar panels and installing wind turbines will help you to decide which option is best for you. Our advice on energy grants also talks you through funding options available through the government and energy suppliers.

The VarioWin is certified by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, which means that it will be classed for financial support through the Renewable Heat Incentive after its introduction in April 2011. Until then, grants are available through the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.

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