Heat Water at Home using the Raw Power of The Sun
Solar Water Heating
Heat water for your home using energy from the sun. Solar water heating systems use free heat from the sun to warm domestic hot water. A conventional boiler or immersion heater can be used to make the water hotter, or to provide hot water when solar energy is unavailable. The benefits of solar water heating:
- Hot water throughout the year: the system works all year round, though you’ll need to heat the water further with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.
- Cut your bills: sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation your hot water costs will be reduced.
- Cut your carbon footprint: solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
How do solar water heating systems work? Solar water heating systems use solar panels, called collectors, fitted to your roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up water which is stored in a hot water cylinder. A boiler or immersion heater can be used as a back up to heat the water further to reach the temperature you want. You may be able to receive payments for the heat you generate from a solar water heating system through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive. This scheme should be launched in October 2012. From August 2011, you may be able to get help with the installation costs of a new solar water heating system through the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme. Is solar water heating right for your home? Do you have a sunny place to put solar panels? You’ll need around five square metres of roof space which faces east to west through south and receives direct sunlight for the main part of the day. The panels don’t have to be mounted on a roof: they can be fixed to a frame on a flat roof or hanging from a wall. Please contact cre8building for a free quotation.
Blackpool, Fylde and Lancashire
Based in Fleetwood, Cre8building offer solar water heating and other green energy building solutions throughout the Fylde Coast, including Blackpool, Fleetwood, Thornton-Cleveleys, Poulton-le-Fylde, Bispham, Lytham St Annes, Kirkham and Knott-End.
For larger projects, we cover the wider Lancashire area, including: Garstang, Preston, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Leyland, Chorley, Southport and Morecambe.