Rural Energy launches biomass space heater

By Rural Energy | May 15, 2015

Leading biomass heating specialists Rural Energy have launched the AIRMatic biomass space heater, an innovative new compact solution that packs a big punch, ideal for warehouses and large industrial units.

The AIRMatic is a standalone, modular biomass unit that has been developed specifically to heat large volume spaces. Powered by a wood pellet boiler from Herz—the premier Austrian boiler manufacturer that distributes solely through Rural Energy in the U.K., the AIRMatic has minimal installation requirements. The system can be mounted in almost any location—all that is needed is a single-phase 230 V electrical supply, space for flue penetration, a water supply and a level floor.

Helping to keep staff warm and provide frost protection for warehouse stock, the AIRMatic delivers rapid heating whilst offering potential energy cost savings of up to 30 percent. In addition, the highly efficient boiler is fully compliant with the Renewable Heat Incentive, providing additional income that could be as much as £135,000 ($212,498) over the 20-year life span of the scheme.

Paul Clark, managing director of Rural Energy, commented, “The AIRMatic addresses a real gap in the current biomass market and provides warehouse owners and managers with an easy, off-the-shelf solution that will pay dividends. We are well aware that in warehousing space is at a premium, but with the AIRMatic only a couple of spare square metres are needed to make the switch to biomass.”

“Thanks to the RHI there has never been a better time to embrace biomass technology too. The promise of an additional income combined with lower heating costs than traditional fuel sources such as oil, electricity and LPG, makes biomass a compelling proposition.”

The AIRMatic comes with touchscreen controls with remote access capability and an RHI approved heat meter to help users monitor and get the best out of their boiler. What’s more, the heat exchanger and boiler body come with a comprehensive five-year warranty, giving complete piece of mind.

Rural Energy is one of the most experienced biomass distributors and installers in the UK, operating since 2002 and offering a full turnkey service from survey and design, through to installation and on-going maintenance. Rural Energy is also a leading biomass training provider, having recently invested more than £150,000 in its Biomass Training and Skills Centre at its head office in Leicestershire.