Investing in a new heating facility for your house is
probably the biggest investment you can make in your property with
an expectation of a long life. There are many issues to be
investigated and things don't get easier thanks to the large range
of different alternatives available today.
When choosing an alternative, you often look at and compare current
prices and let these factors make the decision. However, today's
values will be history tomorrow.
You have to build an understanding of how the energy prices for an
energy system will look in 10, 15 or maybe 20 years in the future.
It is therefore important to choose parts which are included of
good quality, that the system is correctly designed for the best
performance and that the type of energy you choose will have an
advantageous price development while still being
environment-friendly. These factors are more important to consider
than the price tag of the new heating system itself.
Our view on the choice of heating is based on those facts we know
today and what we believe will apply in the future. In all
probability, all fuel produced will increase in price. The prices
are increasing primarily on types of energy such as electricity,
oil and other fossil fuels. These are also covered by fees for
reducing the discharge of carbon dioxide. Bio-fuels, such as wood,
wood chips or pellets, will naturally also increase in price,
however not at the same rate as those which are fossil-dependant.
We also know that the energy from the sun will continue to flood us
in the future, completely free of charge.
Oil price: Statoil
Electricity price: VB Energi (including energy tax,
electricity certificate, network service price and
Pellets price: ÄFAB (average for 9 producers from
Norrland, Svealand and Götaland)
At Stocksbro we are primarily committed to products which suit
systems where bio-energy and the sun are the main types of energy;
however we are also equipped for connections to heating
Let's look at the relationship between those types of energy
Electricity (incl. network and VAT)
Pellets (SEK 2,515/ton, 4,800 kWh/ton, degree of
SEK 0.00 /kWh
(Prices as per Jan 2009)
The heat from the sun is a type of energy which must have an
accumulator tank in order to function. When it comes to wood
burning, it is a requirement, according to Boverket's (a housing
association) building regulations, that wood furnaces must be fired
to feed an accumulator tank. All new instalments must therefore
have an accumulator tank. This gives cleaner combustion with a
smaller scale of discharge while providing better comfort in the
house. The degree of effectiveness is improved and in other words,
you save wood. If a wood-burning facility is combined with the sun,
the practical profit becomes very large and in all probability
20-25 % can be saved on the amount of fuel used yearly.
Even other types of energy benefit from a tank. An annual degree of
effectiveness is estimated at improving by between 5 and 10% if the
pellets burner works with an accumulator tank. This is due to many
factors such as the burner not having to start as often and that it
works at its most favourable effect mode for most of the burning