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Solar Heating & Hot Water Systems (solar thermal)

Each customer will have specific needs which will include a number of factors such as: area of roof, aspect of roof (south facing etc.), existing water heating system (some combi-boilers are not suitable) and budget.

It is important that the surface of the panel is mounted on a south-facing facade (or anywhere from East to West through South) as this enables the panels to absorb maximum available daylight hours.

How do solar water heating systems work?

Solar thermal “collectors” are fitted to your roof to collect the sun’s heat which is then used to heat water stored in a cylinder. Water in the cylinder can be heated to 45°c and, by using a boiler or immersion heater with thermostatic controls, the water can be topped up to the required temperature.

Benefits of solar water heating systems:

From August 2011 the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme offers financial assistance with the installation of a solar water heating system.

In addition, you may also be eligible to receive payments for the heat you generate from the government incentive schemes such as the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme Renewable Heat Incentive.

Care & Maintenance

Typically, most solar water heating systems will come with a five or ten year manufacturer’s warranty.  They require little maintenance as rain water will keep the panels clean.  It is recommended, however, that solar panels are visibly checked each year and that an accredited installer checks them thoroughly every 3-5 years.  Gracelands will advise you of the recommended inspection period during installation.

To find out more about how a solar water heating system can benefit you, contact our Renewable Energy Team on:

Tel: 020 8502 2250
Email: enquiries@gracelandscms.co.uk

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