Heat water for your home using energy from the sun
The benefits of solar water heating
- Provides Hot water throughout the year: the system works all year round, though you will need to heat the water further with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.
- Reduces your bills: sunlight is free, so once you have paid for the initial installation your hot water costs will be reduced.
- Cut your carbon footprint, be environmentally friendly : solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants
How do solar water heating systems work?
Solar water heating systems use free heat from the sun to warm domestic hot water. A conventional boiler or immersion heater is then used to make the water hotter, or to provide hot water when solar energy is unavailable.
Solar water heating systems use solar panels, fitted to the roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to warm water which is stored inside a hot water cylinder.
There are two types of solar water heating panels,
- Evacuated tubes
- Flat plate collectors: can be fixed on the roof tiles or integrated into the roof.
When the solar water heating system does not reach the cylinders thermostat temperature (should be set at 60 degrees centigrade.) a boiler or immersion heater is used to heat the water further to reach the temperature.
Larger solar panels can also provide energy to heat your home. Call Seefold on 01733 204666 for more information on the benefits of Solar Heating
Could a solar water heating system be suitable for your home?
Answering the 4 questions below may help identify if solar water heating is right for you,
- Do you have a sunny place to put solar panels?
- Do you have space for a larger, or an extra, hot water cylinder?
- Is your current boiler compatible with solar water heating?
- Do you need planning permission?
Call 01733 204666 and one of our Technical Engineers will happily discuss your Solar requirements. An engineer may also be available for a free on site consultation.