Solar Panels in Welshpool and Thermal Heating
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Solar Panels Welshpool : What to consider?
Solar water heating systems, or ‘solar thermal’ systems, make use of free heat energy from the sun to warm residential hot water. A conventional boiler or immersion heating unit can possibly be used making the water hotter, as well as to provide hot water when solar energy is unavailable.
The advantages of solar energy water heating
Hot water all throughout the year. The equipment functions 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. Sunshine is totally free, therefore the moment you’ve invested in the upfront installation your hot water charges are going to be minimised.
Lower carbon footprint. Solar energy hot water is a green, renewable heating system and could decrease your carbon dioxide emissions.
How do solar energy water heating systems work?
Solar energy water heating systems use solar panels, referred to as collectors, fitted to your roofing system. All of these collect heat energy from the sun and use 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 an alternative to heat up the water further to reach the temperature level you want.
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 can also be arranged to offer some contribution to warming up your home at the same time. That being said, the quantity of heat energy offered is generally very small and it is not normally considered worth your while.
Is solar water heating right for your residential property?
Things to take into consideration
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
Servicing charges for solar water heating systems are generally very low. Most solar water heating systems we fit come with a five-year or ten-year warranty and require little maintenance. Once fitted we will leave written specifics of any routine maintenance checks that you can carry out from time to time to ensure everything is working 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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