Free phone:  0800 4488 180

Call Dan:       0783 8199 501

Call Marcus: 0770 9423 307

info@futureplumb.co.uk

Free Phone:  0800 4488 180

Call Dan:       0783 8199 501

Call Marcus: 0770 9423 307

info@futureplumb.co.uk

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Solar Thermal or Solar PV? Solar Thermal Explained

Solar thermal energy is using the energy from the sun to heat water for your home. A conventional boiler or immersion heater can be used to make the water hotter, or to provide hot water when solar energy is unavailable.

The benefits of solar water heating:

  • Hot water throughout the year – the system works all year round, but you’ll need to heat the water further with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.
  • Cut your bills – sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation your hot water costs will be reduced.
  • Cut your carbon footprint – solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
Solar water heating systems work by using solar panels, called collectors, that are fitted to your roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up water which is stored in a hot water cylinder. A boiler or immersion heater can be used as a back up to heat the water further to reach the temperature you want.
Costs
The cost of installing a typical solar water heating system is around £3,000 to £5,000. Savings are moderate – the system could provide most of your hot water in the summer but much less during colder weather.

Solar water heating systems can achieve savings on your energy bills.  Based on the results of our recent field trial, typical savings from a well-installed and properly used system are £60 per year when replacing gas heating and £70 per year when replacing electric immersion heating; however, savings will vary from user to user.

Existing system Savings per year Carbon dioxide savings per year
Gas £60 275kg
Oil £90 350kg
Coal £80 610kg
Electricity £70 490kg
LPG £130 325kg

You may be able to receive payments for the heat you generate from a solar water heating system through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive. 

Household size RHI income per year
2 person household £190
3 person household £260
4 person household £330
5 person household £425
6 person household £460

From August 2011, you may be able to get help with the installation costs of a new solar water heating system through the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme, payments will vary according to the number of people living in the property. 

Maintaining your solar water heating system is generally very low. Most systems come with a five-year or ten-year warranty and require little maintenance. The only important thing you should check for yourself from time to time is whether there are any leaks. If there are any leaks of anti-freeze (even if you can’t see any liquid) this will have a strong smell.

In general you should keep an eye on your system to check that it is doing what it has been designed to do. If you are not getting hot water or the solar pipework is cold (when the pump is running) on warm, sunny days then again you should contact your installer. For peace of mind some installation companies offer an annual service checked by an accredited installer every 3 – 7 years.

For more information please visit the Energy Savings Trust website.

 

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From April the Governing bodies, Gas Safe & Building Refs are enforcing Boiler Plus.

Boiler plus means any new combi boiler installed from April will require additional energy efficiency measures to be installed.

These will be one of the following:
:-Flue Gas heat Recovery £460
:-Weather Compensation £130
:-Load Compensation £50
:-Smart Learning Thermostat £190
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If an installer fits a new boiler without one of these is will be classed as a non-compliant installation and the manufacturers may void any warranty.

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When you buy from a local business you are not helping a CEO buy a fifth holiday home.

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