Viessmann has launched updates to its range of automatic biomass boilers that it says drastically reduce the maintenance associated with ash by-products – making Vitoligno a clean renewable heating option for UK households.
The company has increased the ash box size of all six output models in the Vitoligno 300-P range by 30 per cent, meaning end-users should need only empty the ash box once per season, compared to up to three times previously.
Viessmann’s engineers have also redesigned the ash draw’s shape and height to make it easier to open.
“Biomass is a proven renewable technology, but it is often overlooked in the domestic market because of its’ associated maintenance requirements. The modifications to the Vitoligno 300-P range enable it to compete with less maintenance-reliant renewable heating technologies, such as solar and heat pumps; and render it a viable option for a greater variety of customers,” said Christian Engelke, technical director of Viessmann Limited.
He added: “These enhancements make the Vitoligno 300-P range easier to maintain and more efficient in the way it works. For example, the system is now more flexible when it comes to burning pellets which are of lower quality than others, as it is able to more efficiently handle the dust which typically comes with every delivery.
“As the DECC has just increased the payments available under the Renewable Heat Premium Payments for biomass to £2000, this is a great time for installers to raise awareness of how end-users can really benefit from this technology.”