Is it time to change your old boiler for a free one?

Ben Way and Paul Williams of Freetricity
Ben Way and Paul Williams of Freetricity

Businesses, schools and charities across Milton Keynes are being invited to apply for free wood fuelled boilers.

Freetricity – a green business venture led by Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire entrepreneurs Paul Williams and Ben Way – say energy bills could be cut by up to half.

The firm is offering free biomass (wood fuelled) boilers to business owners, schools and charities under a government backed scheme which will provide commercial biomass boilers for free on a 20 year serviced and maintained basis. The school or business pays only for the wood that fuels it.

Paul Williams, Freetricity chief executive, said: “As a business we are always looking to grow and so we have decided to diversify into the biomass energy sector. We believe that this is an exciting new area of business for us which offers similar benefits to business owners as our solar energy offer has. Over time, we hope to expand Freetricity further into other renewable sectors.

“Biomass offers significant savings for buildings which have high heating bills like schools, hotels, pubs and leisure centres. This type of heating system offers a greener, more cost effective way of heating buildings. By installing one of our free biomass boilers, there are no upfront costs but businesses benefit from cheaper heating bills and no capital outlay for a new boiler which can cost up to £200,000. ”

Paul Williams and Ben Way who met on Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire programme and discovered a shared interest in the environment. They decided to launch a green business together and Freetricity is the result.