Solar Panels in Nantwich and Thermal Heating
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Solar Panels Nantwich : What to consider?
Solar energy water heating systems, or ‘solar thermal’ units, use free heat from the sun’s raw heat to heat up residential hot water. A typical boiler or immersion heating system can be used making the water hotter, as well as to provide hot water when sun energy is unavailable.
The benefits of solar water heating
Hot water throughout the year. The system works throughout the year, although you’ll need to heat up the water further with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.
Decreased utility bills. Sun light is free, therefore once you’ve paid for the initial installation your hot water charges will be minimized.
Lower carbon footprint. Solar hot water is a green, sustainable heating system and can decrease your carbon dioxide emissions.
Just how do solar water heating systems work?
Solar energy water heating systems use panels, called collectors, fitted to your roofing system. All of these collect heat coming from the sun’s rays and use it to heat up water which in turn is kept in a hot water cylinder. A boiler or immersion heater can be used as a back-up to heat up the water further to reach the temperature you want.
Currently there are 2 types of solar water home heating panels:
1. Evacuated tubes
2. Flat plate collectors, which can be fixed on the roof tiles or integrated into the roof.
More substantial solar panels could also be arranged to offer some contribution to heating up your home as well. However, the quantity of heat energy provided is typically quite small and it is not normally considered beneficial.
Is solar water heating right for your home?
Things to take into account
Do you have a sunny place to put solar panels? You’ll need around five square metres of roof space which faces East to West through South and receives direct sunlight for the main part of the day. The panels don’t have to be mounted on a roof however. They can be fixed to a frame on a flat roof or hang from a wall.
Do you have space for a larger, or an extra, hot water cylinder? If a dedicated solar cylinder is not already installed then you will usually need to replace the existing cylinder, or add a dedicated cylinder with a solar heating coil.
Is your current boiler compatible with solar water heating? 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.
Solar Heating Maintenance
Routine maintenance charges for solar water heating systems are generally very low. Almost all solar water heating systems we fit come with a five-year or ten-year manufacturer’s warranty and also require little maintenance. Once fitted we will leave behind written details of any maintenance checks that anyone can accomplish from time to time to ensure everything is working properly.
The system also includes a pump, usually these will last around 10 years and we will always check them.
Choosing a Solar Heating installation
Before you decide this is the right choice for you, give our team of experts a phone call, we can give you the right advice on how to proceed allowing you to maximise your budget to create a more cost effective solution.
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