There are ways to stay warm and cosy during the winter months – without it costing the earth
Eat, drink and be active
Wood is good
According to the Energy Saving Trust, a wood-fuelled biomass boiler could save you up to £800 a year compared to electric heating – and you may also be eligible for financial support if you plan to install one.
Biomass is a low carbon option too – just like firewood, the carbon dioxide emitted when wood chips or pellets are burned is the same amount that was absorbed over the months and years that the plant was growing.
When new trees are planted in place of those used for fuel, this becomes a sustainable process – with emissions far lower than the emissions from fossil fuels.
Little Green Space January 2018
We saw biomass in action when we stayed at the excellent, eco-friendly West Lexham estate. This Norfolk holiday destination uses a biomass boiler to heat the holiday accommodation – including tree houses and glamping bathroom blocks (pictured above). And this method was certainly effective – the treehouse we stayed in was warm and cosy, even though the night-time temperature outside was minus zero!