Solar Hot Water
Solar hot water systems are an excellent option for those that are environmentally conscious and looking to save money in the long term; the system draws its energy from the sun, significantly lowering your household’s carbon emissions.
Don’t worry, this does not mean that you can only have hot water when the sun is shining… With a gas or electric booster you can be sure that you will have hot water even in the depths of winter (when you want it most!). It’s important that solar hot water systems are checked, cleaned and serviced regularly to prevent any major system failures.
Like solar, a heat pump can reduce both your carbon emissions and your power bills. They work on a similar refrigeration principle to air conditioners, only backwards, using the heat in the ambient air surrounding the system to heat the water. Heat pumps do not require the sun, nor do they rely on boosters in certain conditions. Once the water has hit a set temperature, the system stores this water and goes into standby until it is required to heat again.