Solar water heating systems use FREE heat from the sun to warm your home’s water. This energy-saving method involves fitting solar panels to your roof to collect heat from the sun. This energy is then stored in a hot water cylinder and used to warm your home’s water.
A conventional boiler or immersion heater can be used as a back-up to maintain optimum temperature and consistency of your home’s hot water.
The benefits of solar water heating include:
- Hot water throughout the year when combined with a conventional boiler or immersion heater
- Significantly reduced hot water costs — a solar water heating system can reduce your water-heating bill by between £50 and £85 per year
- Raided eco credentials — solar thermal systems can save up to 570kg of CO2 emissions
- Low maintenance costs — most solar water heating systems come with a 5-10 year warranty and require little maintenance. To ensure your system is working correctly, AE Energy Solutions advises having your panels thoroughly checked by an accredited installer every 3-5 years, or as specified by your installer.