The Benefits of Solar Thermal Heating
In these times of ever increasing utility bills anything you can do to reduce your costs is welcomed.
Have you Considered a Solar Thermal Heating System?
An average 3 panel solar system fitted to your home at a cost of £3,000-£5,000 will not only increase the value of your home by approximately £2,500, it will also save you up to 20% of your heating bills.
Every solar panel installation comes with a 20 year guarantee and requires virtually no maintenance during its life span.
The UK governments Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) operate a cashback scheme. We would recommend you visit the Energygrants website to see what help the government can offer you towards a solar installation.
An average install can therefore pay for itself within the first 10 years, with a further 10 years of profit. An average return on your investment of 7-8%!
Our client requested that we design a heating system for his 4 bedroom house, with the aim of reducing his gas bills.
After some consultation with the client we designed and installed the following:
- 3 solar thermal panels for hot water with a 250ltr solar hot water cylinder
- 2 programmable wall thermostats which will enable him to programme each level of his house independently.
- Installation of a Worcester Bosch 40cdi condensing boiler which is controlled by a ISMI intelligent solar module and a FW100 weather compensator.
The expected annual gas bill is now between £700 – £800 per year. A massive 25% saving!