Ayres Heating -
Benefits of solar heating
Even on cloudy days, the earth is bathed in heat
radiation from the sun and this energy is free to all. Solar heating
systems take this free energy and use it to heat the water in your
heating systems. Once installed, the systems are virtually free to
run - a small amount of electricity is used by the pump that pumps
that transfer the heat from the roof mounted panels to the solar
energy storage tank.
Solar heating can not only save you money but will also reduce
your carbon footprint. In the UK, the
Energy Saving Trust have found that
solar heating can provide you with around 1/3rd of your hot water
and will also reduce your CO2 emissions considerably. For example,
if your existing heating is by solid fuel or electricity, you'll be
saving around 640kg for CO2 annually whilst gas and oil
installations will save around 325kg
What is Solar Heating?
Simply put, solar heating uses the free energy
from the sun to heat water for your water tank. We install the
Buderus flat plate solar collectors on the side of your roof that
gets the most sun and install a dedicated solar collection tank.
This tank acts as a heat exchanger and transfers the solar energy to
your heating system. We recommend the Buderus SM tanks because these
have a second heat exchanger that enables the system to connect to
an existing central heating boiler that acts as a back-up heating
source for longer periods of low solar energy days.
Solar energy arrives
as both direct and diffused radiation and our solar heating
solutions are able to heat water on sunny AND cloudy days.