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Thermal Store

Thermal Store

A Thermal store is a tank either made of copper, stainless steel , mild steel etc, and is what it says on the tin a thermal store (heat store) the tank stores heat for when you need it, this is important when dealing with any solid fuel so you have heat when you need it, there is noting worse than getting the stove going first thing in a freezing house, the thermal store enables you to store the heat until you want / need it.   You can also add other heat sources to a thermal store, for example:

  • Mains Gas or LPG Boilers
  • Oil Boiler
  • Solar Thermal Boilers
  • Biomass Boiler
  • Electric Immersion Elements (can be feed by Solar PV)

Thermal stores come in different sizes with different coils and adaptions and are generally made to order.  The other main benefit of a thermal store is dhw coil (hot water coil) which gives you mains pressure hot water to the taps.

300 litre, thermal store made by macdonald engineering in fife
300 litre, thermal store made by MacDonald engineering in Fife

Advantages of a Wood Burning Boiler Stove

The main advantages of having a fully fledged wood burning boiler stove central heating system.

  1. No gas boiler is ever going to look as nice as a boiler stove and  its a great room focal point.
  2. Save your hard earned pennies, wood is a stable fuel without large fluctuations unlike oil and gas.
  3. UK fuel independence, you will be buying your fuel from the UK not a foreign billionaire.
  4. We can link other heat sources together.
  5. Wood burning is a carbon neutral form of heating.
  6. Politically gas and oil are fairly worrying situations, with various conflicts in the middle east and the unpredictable  Russians occasionally proving they control the gas stop cock, its time you made the move to wood.
  7. Create jobs in forestry in the UK.
  8. By having a wood burning stove or boiler stove you are encouraging land owners to plant more trees.

Go green Scotland

Disadvantages of a Wood Burning Boiler Stove

The disadvantages of wood burning boiler stoves in Scotland.

  1. You have to store wood to burn (or you can purchase from us briquettes ready to burn, contact us for  prices /details)
  2. You need a Defra approved stove for most UK cities due to smoke restrictions, currently there is only one the Dunsley Yorkshire multi-fuel boiler stove, this will change as more manufacturers switch on to the potential earning power for producing Defra approved wood burning  boiler stoves.

This was designed to be a informative page on boilers stoves, if you need more information or would like to speak about a commission please get in touch.

defra approved boiler stove

Defra approved boiler stove

Dunsley Heat