Worcester Greenskies solar panels
You can provide yourself with 50 – 70% of your hot domestic hot water requirements with a well sized solar panel system. Not only does this reduce your carbon footprint, but it can cut heating costs too. The remaining percentage of your hot water requirement will be provided by a more traditional boiler technologies can help you to achieve this. Options include solar, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps.
We can combine a Worcester Greenskies solar panel with any of the condensing Greenstar regular and system boilers. Models are available in both oil and gas, which require a separate cylinder for the storage of hot water. The boiler system and solar system can then work together to provide you with both heating and hot water.
Ground source heat pumps
The sun always produces latent heat on the ground, no matter what the weather. Underground temperature also remains at a constant 12 degrees and this energy can be harnessed by an effective glycol-based ground source heat pump system. Ground source heat pumps like this use this latent heat to provide you with a constant supply of hot water and heating in your home.
Generally speaking, ground source heat pumps can generate four kilowatts of energy for every single kilowatt of electricity used. You can also benefit from grants, feed-in tariffs, and cash backs when you opt for ground source heat pumps.
Air to Air Heat pumps
If you’re looking for a cost effective, low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing way to heat or cool a large space, Air to Air heat pumps could be the perfect option for you. They can effectively heat or cool up to 120 square metres, making them a perfect option for open plan areas such as commercial premises, classrooms, places of worship, loft and basement conversions and home extensions. The units also use “Cluster Ion Technology” to function as air purifiers and particulate filters that don’t dry out the air in the same way that many air conditioning units do. This is ideal for allergy sufferers and contact lens wearers.
It only takes a day or two to install these units. They are also low cost, with a 6Kw unit only costing around 4 pence per hour to run on maximum output. They are also up to 500% efficient.
Air to Water Heat pumps
Air to Water heat pumps are relatively similar to Air to Air Heat pumps. They also use latent heat in the air to generate heat within your property. However, they also have a builtin hot water cylinder. They can replace an old or low quality boiler and provide plenty of hot water to any space.
These units run entirely on electricity, making them a great, eco-friendly option or the perfect option for buildings that have no access or restricted access to mains gas.