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Wood Waste Technology – Which is the best waste wood heater for my workshop?

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At Talbotts, we understand the importance of efficiency and sustainability in your workshop. Wood waste is a common byproduct, and what if you could turn it into a heating solution? Wood waste technology, specifically Talbott wood waste heaters, offer an eco-friendly way to keep your workshop warm while saving on conventional heating and waste disposal costs. But with various options available, choosing the best one can be tricky. This blog will guide you through the different wood waste heater technologies and help you select the perfect fit for your workshop.

Understanding Wood Waste Heaters

Talbotts wood waste heaters come in various configurations, but they all share the core principle: burning wood scraps, sawdust, or other joinery byproducts to generate heat. This heat is then distributed throughout your workshop, keeping you comfortable and reducing reliance on traditional heating systems. Wood waste heaters offer several benefits:

  • Cost-effective: By utilising waste materials for heating, you can significantly reduce your energy bills.
  • Eco-friendly: Wood waste heaters are a sustainable solution, as they divert wood waste from landfills and contribute to a circular economy.
  • Efficient heating: Modern wood waste heaters boast impressive efficiency rates, converting a large portion of the wood’s energy into heat.

Types of Wood Waste Heaters for Workshops

Now, let’s explore the different types of wood waste heaters available:

  • Handfed Wood Burning Heaters: The most common option, these heaters burn a variety of wood waste, including offcuts and briquettes. They offer a simple and cost-effective solution for smaller workshops.
  • Automatic warm air heaters: For larger workshops or those with a lot of waste we provide automatic fed heaters with silos. These can burn chipped offcuts and sawdust, or a mix of both
  • Biomass boiler: Talbott’s biomass boilers offer a convenient option and highly advanced option. They are automatic fed with shredded wood waste, sawdust, shavings and woodchip. They have a wide range of additional features such as automated ignition, self-cleaning and more. They offer the highest efficiency of all types of waste wood heater.

Choosing the Right Wood Waste Heater

Here are some key factors to consider when selecting a wood waste heater for your workshop:

  • Workshop size: Match the heater’s heat output capacity to the size of your workspace.
  • Wood waste type and volume: Consider the type of wood waste you generate and its daily/weekly volume to ensure the heater can handle it efficiently.
  • Budget: Handfed Wood burning heaters such as our T Range offer the most budget-friendly option,  the automated systems come with a higher initial investment but can save much more money on waste costs and heating costs for bigger applications.
  • Maintenance requirements: Evaluate the ease of maintenance for each type of heater. Talbott’s offer service plans to assist with looking after your new heater

Additional Considerations

  • Safety: Ensure proper ventilation and adhere to all safety regulations when installing and operating a wood waste heater.
  • Regulations: Local regulations regarding emissions and clearances might influence your choice. It’s wise to consult with a professional for guidance.

Conclusion

By incorporating wood waste technology into your workshop, you can achieve a win-win situation. You’ll not only enjoy a cost-effective and sustainable heating solution but also contribute to a greener environment. Here at Talbotts, we offer a wide range of workshop equipment, and we’re happy to help you find the perfect wood waste heater for your needs. Feel free to contact our team of experts for further assistance.

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