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Aiming to make biomass boilers a viable option for a wider number of households, Grant UK has launched the Vecta range of condensing wood pellet boilers. The range includes both an external and internal unit, with the compact white cased internal model (pictured) developed as a direct replacement for an oil-fired boiler.
Measuring 1155 x 762 x 590mm, the internal model is small enough to be installed in a kitchen or utility room and is said to be whisper quiet in operation.
With a 60kg top fill integral pellet hopper, it is designed to be manually filled but there is also the option of using a bulk store and vacuum system for users who want extra convenience. The external model has a 95kg store with an optional 200kg bolt on hopper, giving a combined pellet storage capacity of 295kg.
Both models deliver a modulating heat output of 4-16kW and provide a nett efficiency of 94.8% at full load. For extra energy efficiency, they also come with integrated weather compensation as standard.
A hinged front door and lid provide easy access for maintenance purposes and user controls can be accessed via a drop down panel. The status of the boiler is indicated by a Grant logo which is permanently lit when there is heating demand and flashes slowly when the pellet level is low.
“We’ve had a lot of initial interest in the new biomass boilers,” says Paul Wakefiled, MD of Grant UK. “They are designed and manufactured in our factory in Ireland and represent excellent value for money when compared with other technologies.”