At ASAP Plumbers, our job is to provide you the best service and advice so you can feel great at home. There aren’t enough information on solar thermal heating and its benefits. In this blog post we inform you on solar water thermal heating and finding out if this system is great for your home.
Solar water heating systems are great as they use free heat creating from the sun which then becomes warm hot water.
The benefits of solar water heating
- Solar water heating system will considerably reduce your energy bills as sunlight is free. The only bill is is the initial installation but in the long term it is still an investment.
- Like traditional heating system, solar thermal heating provides hot water throughout the year. The only difference is that you you’ll need to heat the water further with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter times.
- Solar water heating system is green energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
How do solar water heating systems work?
The solar panels, also called collectors, are fitted to the roof. The panels allow to collect heat from the sun which is then use it to heat up water stored in a hot water cylinder.
What to do you need to install a solar water heating right for your home?
- You need to live in a sunny place with direct sunlight to put solar panels. The solar panels need to receive sun for the main part of the day. You also need between 4-5 square metres of roof space which faces east to west through south. They can be placed on a flat roof or hang from a wall.
- You need space for a hot water cylinder for your new heating system.
- Most conventional boiler and hot water cylinder systems are compatible with solar water heating. If your boiler is a combination boiler (combi) and you don’t currently have a hot water tank, a solar hot water system may not be compatible.
You can ask our ASAP Plumbers for an assessment of your home and help you choose the best setup to meet your needs.
How much does it cost?
The solar water heating system is £3,000 – £5,000 (including VAT at 5 per cent).
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