Where handling bulky wood chip is a problem, the pellet boiler is the perfect choice. We installed this Eta Pe-K in a disused stable block and located the pellet store in the neighbouring stall.
The control touchscreen is very similar to the chip boilers. The main differences are the inclusion of the ‘Day Hopper’ on the side of the boiler and the fill time indicators to the right of the screen. These allow you to set the times of day when the day hopper is filled. The main pellet store can be located up to twenty metres away with a standard setup. During set times the boiler uses a vacuum pump to fill the day hopper with pellets that it can use quietly during hours when the sound of the vacuum might be intrusive.
The Eta pellet range goes from seven kilowatts up to ninety kilowatts, though if a larger capacity is needed the chip boilers can be run on pellets — the only adjustment necessary is done on the touchscreen, as pellets increase the boiler output from that achieved with chips.
All the Eta boilers have the option for you to control your boilers remotely, via an internet connection. You can access your boiler using a smart phone, or notepad, or you can access the boiler via your home computer. This remote access also makes it possible for you to grant access to a third party, such as Commercial Biomass LLP or ETA support, to check the boiler is running correctly and remote diagnose any problems that might be experienced. I used this feature myself, today, to change the parameters on a chip boiler fifty miles from here, the settings had to be changed due to the customer receiving some poor quality wood chip.