Solar thermal heating systems work by converting the suns energy, into heat for use in heating hot water in the home. The panels contain liquid, usually anti-freeze which heats up when the panels absorb the sun’s rays. This heat is then transferred by the liquid to a hot water cylinder tank. You can then use the hot water in the cylinder tank to provide hot water as well as heat your home. The system can work all year round, however, during the winter months you’ll need to heat the water further with a boiler or immersion heater. Solar thermal systems can be connected to your existing hot water cylinder and are compatible with most conventional boilers. There are two types of solar thermal panels:
Solar thermal panels can be either roof or ground mounted. They have been rigorously tested, are a proven technology and are very durable. As there are no moving parts the system is very low maintenance and will not only helps reduce your carbon footprint as it is a green, renewable technology, it will also help cut the cost of your bills. You should also benefit from the Governments Renewable Heat Incentive which is being launched in Spring 2014.
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