Balcas Energy’s four-point summer checklist

To ensure you get the most efficient heat from our carbon-neutral locally produced wood pellets, we have created a summer checklist for you to follow.
summer check list

It is strongly recommended that you take advantage of the “non-peak season” to clean your fuel store and ensure your pellet appliance is prepared for the upcoming heating season. Check out this simple four-point summer checklist to help maintain optimum performance for your wood pellet appliance:

Fuel Store Clean

We strongly recommend that you clean your fuel store a minimum of once every 2 years or after every 5 fills, whichever comes first. We screen all our wood pellets to remove dust before delivery but small amounts can still build up over time from many loads if a store is not cleaned. Check out the wood pellet industry recommendations here: http://pelletcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EPC-ENplus-Storage-Guidelines.pdf .
Please follow all manufacturer’s instructions and safety guidelines.

Annual Service

To ensure your wood pellet appliance maintains high efficiency, we recommend that your wood pellet appliance is serviced annually by a certified technician to ensure the appliance is operating safely and correctly.

Thermostat

Manage your thermostat settings accurately to ensure your heating system is turned down for warm weather, keeping you comfortable and saving energy this summer.

Advance Ordering

Before approaching the upcoming heating season, we advise all our customers to check their fuel store levels earlier than usual and place their wood pellet order if required.

None of us know what is going to happen this coming heating season. However, we are letting all our customers know that if things stay as they are, there could again be a high demand for wood pellets. We are strongly recommending our customers to fill their fuel store well in advance of what could be another hectic season.

 

To place an order, You can order online 24/7 a bulk delivery or 10kg bags online via our Online Shop.

 



Stay safe and warm!

 

12th of July Bank Holiday

Our Customer Support office will be closed on Tuesday, the 12th of July (bank holiday) and will reopen as usual on Wednesday, 13th of July.


bank holiday
You can still order online 24/7 by visiting our Online Shop:

 

 

Balcas Energy Team

Energy in Agriculture 2022

Job Opening: Administrator


We now have a job opening within our Enniskillen-based team: looking for an administrator.

Are you looking to energise your job or advance your career with a more sustainable employer?
𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗰𝗮𝘀 𝗘𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 is seeking an 𝗔𝗱𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹-𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲, 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗶𝘀 to join the team at our busy 𝗘𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻 𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲.
As part of the Energy office, the role of the Balcas Energy Administrator will involve supporting the Customer Support Team Leader in managing customer relationships from ordering right through to delivery.
For more information on this exciting role within the green energy industry please visit https://balcas.getgotjobs.co.uk/home where you can also apply online before Monday 4th July 2022 at 4.00pm.
You may also telephone 028 6632 3003 or email [email protected]

For further information and to apply online please visit this link or click the Apply button below:




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Key facts on wood pellet boilers

Everything You Need To Know about Wood Pellets

As the largest manufacturer and distributor in the UK and Ireland, we thought that in addition to the FAQ section of our website, we would prepare an easy to read guide on everything you need to know about wood pellets, how to prepare for the winter and where to get them!

enplus wood pellets

What are Wood Pellets?

Wood Pellets are small, cylindrical pieces made from wood residue produced as a by-product of Balcas’ saw milling processes in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

As our wood pellets are made locally at highest standards, the original timber is either spruce or pine locally sourced from sustainably managed forests.

As an alternative to fossil fuel, wood pellets are an environmentally friendly fuel. Especially thanks to the manufacturing process at Balcas, where we make them with renewable energy and high-quality material. Our operations are powered by green electricity, generated on-site thanks to the co-products of all Balcas saw-milling activities.

For every tree we use, we plant four more – the heart of our sustainability story.

 

What are wood pellets used for?

As an alternative to fossil fuel, wood pellets are an environmentally friendly fuel, used for heating purposes. They are used in biomass boilers to produce heat, hot water in homes. Furthermore, in the commercial and industrial sector they are used as a zero-carbon fuel, for heat generation and industrial production (like whisky production, for example).

 

How Much Do Wood Pellets Cost?

Depending on how you want to store your fuel, we’ve put together the best wood pellets prices we could. See here the options on how to store your pellet fuel

As we have different prices for each location, you can quickly add your location, postcode and choose your product type (Bulk or Bags) HERE. Your unique price will be shown on the screen with Delivery charges and taxes included. The quote you get is the price you pay.

 

Do I need Good Quality Wood Pellets?

Balcas Energy Pellet Specification

When looking to buy your wood pellet fuel, you have to make sure that they are certified ENplus A1 and they also have a BSL accreditation. At Balcas Energy we carefully screen, test and quality check each wood pellet, in order to comply with the highest quality accreditation.

ENplus A1 is the best assurance and guarantee of premium-quality wood pellets that you can get. Low-quality wood pellets can damage your boiler and cost you more in the long run.

Where can you buy ENplus A1 Wood Pellets?

Because we manufacture our wood pellets, we’re in control of our supply and stocks. We supply all year round, across the islands of Ireland and Great Britain. We supply from 10 different depots strategically placed around the countries.

We use our own delivery fleet for providing Bulk Wood Pelletsavailable to order online anytime. Alternatively, you can order via phone , via email or via our Online Form and our Customer Support Team will place your order for you.

Our 10kg Bagged Wood Pellets are also available online and we deliver across all UK & Ireland. They are available in different sizes: 250kg, 500kg and 750kg. The 960kg pallet for bags is only available in Ireland at the moment, but we’re looking into making this available for GB soon. Just add your postcode HERE and check your price.

 

How many wood pellets are used in a year?

Depending on how you want to store your fuel, and based on your heat needs, this can vary from as little as 3 Tonnes per year in a home setting, to thousand of tonnes per year in an industrial setting, like the whisky production, or big commercial customers in need of big amounts of heat production.

To find out how much you would use, you have to look up your current energy bill and see how many kilowatt-hours you are using on a monthly basis.

Then, if you take into consideration that an average of 4,000 kWh of heat requires around 1 Tonne of high quality wood pellets, you can easily calculate how many tonnes you would need for your home in a year. Please also take a look at our everything you need to know about wood pellets storage instructions here.

 

Is Demand High for Wood Pellets?

Due to the banning of Russian-origin wood pellets, many suppliers have had no stock meaning our customer base increased massively. None of us know what is going to happen next heating season but we just wanted to let you know that if things stay as they are then there could again be a high demand for wood pellets. We strongly recommend that you take the opportunity to fill your fuel store well in advance of what could be another very busy season.

 

If you have more questions…

Please visit our FAQ section of our website. You can  also email us or call us anytime, we’ll get back to you ASAP!

 

Wood Pellets for Sale – Online OR Offline

Extended Bank Holiday Weekend

Extended Bank Holiday Weekend

We have been granted a special extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022.

 Our office will be closed on Thursday, 2nd & Friday, 3rd of June. We’ll reopen as normal on Monday, 5th June 2022.

Our Online Shop is still open as normal and you can order online anytime you want. You can send us a message via our site or email us and we’ll respond once we’re back.

Thank You,

Balcas Energy

May Bank Holiday

Our office is closed on Monday, 2nd of May for the May bank holiday. We’ll reopen as normal on Tuesday, 3rd of May.

Our Online Shop is still open as normal and you can order online anytime you want. You can send us a message via our site or email us and we’ll respond once we’re back.

Thank You,

Balcas Energy