Solar Panels Oswestery and Thermal Heating
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What to consider when buying solar panels in Oswestry
Solar energy water heating systems, or ‘solar thermal’ systems, make use of free heat energy from the sun’s raw heat to heat up domestic hot water. A typical boiler or immersion heating unit can possibly be made use of making the water hotter, as well as to provide hot water when sun energy is unavailable.
The benefits of solar energy water heating
Hot water all throughout the year. The system works throughout the year, although you’ll have to heat the water even more with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.
Reduced energy bills. Sun light is free, so the moment you’ve invested in the initial installation your hot water charges are going to be reduced.
Lower carbon footprint. Solar energy hot water is a green, sustainable heating system and can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
How do solar energy water heating systems work?
Solar energy water heating systems use solar panels, referred to as collectors, installed to your roof. All of these collect heat energy from the sun’s rays and make use of it to heat up water which in turn is kept in a hot water cylinder. A central heating 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 kinds of solar water 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 set up to offer some contribution to warming up your home at the same time. That being said, the amount of heat offered is typically very small and it is not normally considered worth your while.
Is solar water heating appropriate for your home?
Factors 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 costs for solar water heating systems are typically very low. Most solar water heating systems we fit come along with a five-year or ten-year warranty and also call for little maintenance. When fitted we will leave behind written specifics of any maintenance inspections that you can carry out every so often to ensure everything is functioning effectively.
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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We are very happy with the service provided by Morgans, we needed a new boiler and they were able to give us the right money saving advice so we got the best boiler. The installation was very quick and they also cleaned up after they had finished. Nice polite staff and overall a very good service. David 10/01/2016
As a landlord I need my boiler's to be in full working condition. An annual service by Morgan's has ensured smooth running in all my properties. Roger 10/20/2016
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