Unvented Hot Water Solar water heating systems can generate between 50-60% of your hot water. Solar water heating panels are placed on a South facing roof or mounted on frames placed on a flat roof or on the ground. These panels are then angled between 15 – 75 degrees to maximise the exposure to the Sun’s rays which are used to heat water stored in a tank.
By installing a solar water heating system, not only would you be reducing your carbon footprint, you can also make savings on your energy costs.
The saving generated will vary depending on the size of the property, the size of the solar water heating installation and the amount of sunlight in your area but some householders have been known to reduce their annual energy bills by anything between 30-70%.
A solar water heating system will also provide you with hot water throughout the year and can be backed up by a boiler or immersion heater in the colder months when there is not as much sunlight.
Unvented hot water system What is a unvented hot water system? Unvented hot water cylinders are used in many larger homes around the UK.
Unvented cylinders operate directly from the mains water supply, providing a high pressure flow of water and can use an immersion heater to supplement the heating of the water. An unvented cylinder has built in safety measures to help support the high water pressures.
Advantages of an Unvented Cylinder: The advantage of an unvented cylinder is that no additional tanks are required. Hot water can be provided constantly by the cylinder at mains pressure.
Also, an unvented cylinder can be positioned in any suitable location as no other forces such as gravity are affecting the flow of water. The fact that an immersion heater is used to heat the water means that there is less reliance on the boiler.
For more information, visit us http://www.capital-heating.co.uk/