The Benefits Of Solar Water Heating Solar water heating is a cost-effective addition to every home. As they
also work very efficiently compared to other boilers, this is a fantastic option
for you. If you are unsure what solar water heating is, read our blog before
making a decision and having installation.
& Son Plumbing & Heating Ltd install solar water heating to all
domestic properties. We can always advise you regarding the best and most
affordable option for your needs. What Is Solar Water Heating?
Solar water heating is a system that uses
thermal panels on your roof to heat the water around your home. Whilst the
installation of these systems is not cheap, in the long-term it offers a
fantastic, cost-effective option to ensure your running costs are as low as
possible. With the Sun's free, renewable energy being available, using this to
heat your home is a great choice.
This offers many advantages to your home and with solar
technology becoming more effective, this option is also growing in popularity. Using
renewable technology is a step every homeowner should take and will give you a
reliable source to heat your water in the future.
How Solar Water Heating Works
Solar water heating relies on thermal collectors which are
similar to solar PV panels. They absorb heat from the sun but, rather than
converting into electricity, solar thermal collectors use the heat to produce
hot water. This method is very effective and provides you with hot water
throughout the day, with very little solar energy being needed to produce heat
Solar thermal collectors are fitted onto your roof as
panels. These panels contain small tubes of water which are then heated by the
sun through the panel. The heated water can reach up to 90 degrees Celsius,
before being passed down to your home where the heat is transferred to water in
a storage tank. Your pipes will then transport the hot water in your home to
where you need it.
One of the biggest benefits of using solar water heating is
the cost benefits it could give you. Initial installation will be more
expensive than boilers, however, the long term financial benefits make it the
perfect feature to add to your home. Barring any disasters, your solar panels
should remain in great condition, meaning very little maintenance is needed and
you will also not have to make replacements frequently.
If you choose to have a standard boiler instead, you may
need regular servicing, repairs or replacements if the boiler model you choose
is not suitable for your home anymore. By having solar water heating installed,
boiler issues are a thing of the past. You can save money on both maintenance and
the bills you pay yearly with solar thermal panels.
Will Solar Water Heating Be Effective?
For maximum efficiency within your home, solar thermal panels
should be placed on a south-facing roof. This will allow the solar panel to
take in as much sunlight as possible to use for the hot water within your home.
Installing this will also lower your carbon footprint and is much better for
During the months will more sunlight, your solar water
heating will operate effectively, collecting more sunlight to provide the hot
water needed. As our team also
we can advise you on the best option for your home and which option will save
you the most money whilst giving you the hot water needed. Contact Us
For more information on solar water heating, get in touch
with Mark Hinton & Son Plumbing & Heating Ltd. You will always receive a
fast response from our team, discussing your exact needs and providing a quick
installation of any products you require. Call us today on
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