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Solar Thermal Heating Systems

Solar Thermal Panels facilitate the process of capturing solar energy from the sun to heat your home or pool.

Solar Thermal systems are a very reliable form of heating. Harnessing the sun, which is absorbed by solar panels installed on your roof, water is then heated for your usage.  The sun provides an endless supply of energy which even in gloomier weather will provide a level of heat to your system.

Although Solar Thermal systems may require ‘topping up’ by conventional boilers, they take up less space in your home than other renewable energy sources. The size of solar thermal heating system that you will require will depend on the size of your premises or home. If you choose a solar powered heating system to heat a pool, it may be the only system required.

Solar Thermal panels will not only reduce your CO2 usage and save you money, but they are also eligible for the Government’s Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI).

If you are interested in finding out more or would like a quotation for a solar thermal system for your home or business, please enquire below.

What are the Benefits of Solar Thermal Heating Systems?

The sun is an endless supply of energy, so you will still be able to utilise its power, even on gloomy days.

Your fuel costs will be reduced, meaning you will save money on your bills.

A solar thermal system will work all year round.

They don’t take up much room, so less space is required to install these systems than many alternative heating systems.

Due to minimal moving parts, these systems are low maintenance, saving you time and money.

Using renewable energy is beneficial to the environment as it reduces your fossil fuel usage.

Solar thermal heating systems are a great step towards an off grid lifestyle.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) funding may be available.

How Does Solar Thermal Heating Systems Work?

1. Roof Panel
Liquid is pumped through the roof panel where it is heated by the sun.

2. Heat Transferred
This liquid flows into your hot water cylinder and the heat is transferred to the water in the tank.

3. Colder Months
In the colder months your system may require a boost from a conventional boiler.

4. Hot Water
Hot water is drawn from the cylinder to provide the heat to your radiators and hot water outlets.

5. Cold Water
Cold water is drawn in from your water mains and the cycle begins again.

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At Heat Different we carry out in-house design, supply and installation of a wide array of renewable, ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal.