You might be wondering if it is worth having solar thermal heating for your home, but before you rush into having it installed you should consider your options carefully. It might be a good idea to speak to the experts to get all of the details of the system, how much it will cost and how much it will save you on average, that way you can work out if it is suitable for you.
Everyone who has solar thermal heating installed should notice some reduction in their energy bills, some more than others. This will depend on your usual average usage of course and the amount of daylight hours you have. Some people think that for solar heating to work there has to be sun, but it actually works on daylight, so it could be a cloudy day but if it is still light out them your solar heating will work.
It works by collecting the solar energy through a solar panel which are usually placed on the roof of your home. It is important to point out that if your home is a listed building you need to get planning permission to have the panels fitted to the roof. The solar panels (known as collectors) are linked to your heating system to ensure you get regular supplies of both hot water and heating into your home.
This means that you are not using as much of the gas or electricity supply so your bills will be lower. It also means that you will be much more eco-friendly too.