Benefits of Solar Water Heaters in London

Updated on Friday 18th November 2016

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Solar water heaters in London, also called solar thermal systems, are a great way to save energy because they utilize the sun heat to warm the water in private properties. If hotter water is necessary, or when solar energy is not available, a traditional boiler or immersion heater can be utilized. Our plumbers in London can advise you on the different options available on the local market when it comes to solar water heaters.

Solar water heater advantages in London

Solar water heaters in London have the following main advantages:

•    They can deliver warm water during the entire year. Because of the warm London climate, the system works all year round and there is no need to employ other devices to deliver hotter water, as there is no winter here;
•    They save a lot of money on energy bills. Since there are no costs involving sun light, the only thing you will have to pay for is the device itself and the initial installation. The maintenance costs are lower, too. A plumber in London can offer more details on the costs involving the acquisition, installation and maintenance of solar water heaters;
•    They are ecofriendly, as solar water heaters in London deliver a lower carbon footprint. 

What exactly does a solar heater in London consist of?

A solar water heater in London is comprised of solar panels, named collectors, which are installed on the roof. These are the ones that actually collect the sun heat and utilize it to warm the water which is deposited in a hot water cylinder. There are two categories of collectors:

•    Flat plate ones, which can be installed on the roof tiles or incorporated on the roof;
•    Solar evacuated tubes.

The collectors utilize mirrors and lenses to intensify the sun rays to reach temperatures as great as 3,000 degrees. This can be put to work to generate warm water which can last for long periods of time. 

If you would like to save between 50 to 80% of your water bills and help the environment by choosing a solar water heater in London, we can assist you make the most suitable choice for your individual needs. Please contact our plumbers in London.
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