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Solar Hot Water
Free hot water from the sun
Hot water systems can account for a quarter of your home’s energy usage so instead of buying this energy why not use the free energy from the sun. It is important to get a system that suits your living conditions and your budget so give us a call and we can run you through the available options.
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Why not use your excess solar electricity to heat your water. The cost of solar panels have come down many times in recent years so using electricity generated from the sun is by far the best way to heat your water and reduce other electricity costs at the same time.
We have a number of solutions that can be added to your existing hot water system or if you are looking for a new hot water system we can help you choose from a range of electric storage heaters.
A heat pump works by transferring heat in the air outside to water stored inside a storage tank. Essentially, it works like a refrigerator – but in reverse. A fan draws outside air into an evaporator, which has pipes inside that are filled with a special type of environmentally friendly refrigerant. The warm air then vaporises the refrigerant, which is then compressed, raising its pressure and temperature.
Solar hot water systems use roof-mounted solar collectors to absorb heat from the sun which then warms water flowing to a storage tank. This tank either sits on the ground (split system) or mounted on the roof (closed coupled system). Solar hot water systems also come with a gas or electric booster for when there’s not much sun around. The booster turns on when the water temperature in the storage tank falls below the thermostat setting and turns off automatically when the water reaches the required temperature.