Solar heating experts in Hampshire
We’ve been working with renewable energy technologies across Hampshire for over a decade, so if you’re looking for solar hot water installation, service, or repair, you’re in the right place.
By harnessing heat from sunlight, via solar panels or collectors, you can capture energy to warm domestic hot water. Skan Plumbing & Heating engineers are fully qualified to install solar heating systems, which can be paired with a conventional boiler or immersion heater to provide hot water, even when the sun is hiding behind the clouds.
How does solar water
It’s straightforward, once you know how.
- We install solar thermal panels onto your property which absorb heat from the sun.
- Water in these panels heats up using the sun’s rays.
- This hot water is then pumped through a coil in your cylinder, which heats up the water in your tank.
Is solar thermal
Yes, if you want to:
- Cut your bills
- Cut your carbon footprint
Solar thermal is a water-heating technology that we often recommend to customers. The Energy Saving Trust states that solar thermal can heat up to 60% of the hot water a family uses. Our engineers will advise you of the best position for the panels and will talk you through the technologies available – namely standard flat panels or the longer-lasting thermal vacuum tubes.
What solar water heating system do I need?
We will help you decide. The major factors to consider are:
- Your existing water-heating system
- The available area of your roof which is south facing
- Your average hot water usage
- Your budget
Our unbiased advice will ensure you get the best solution for your circumstances. Our highly trained team is passionate about energy saving from solar thermal and this translates into our work – you’ll get exceptional service and a fabulous finish. We always leave any manuals with homeowners and will talk you through the system and its controls before we finish the installation. And of course, you know where we are if you have any questions or need us to check anything!
It is worth noting that maintenance costs for solar water heating systems are generally low. Ensure you purchase a system with a five-year or ten-year warranty and undertake regular maintenance checks yourself. Skan Plumbing & Heating also offers an annual service check, which we’d be delighted to discuss with you. We also recommend that a full service be undertaken every few years as things like the anti-freeze need to be topped up to protect the system over the winter months.
Solar heating incentives
The cost of installing a solar thermal system varies and many people forget to factor in the costs of things like scaffolding and a new cylinder. But to soften the blow, and to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies, the government has set up the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme which provides financial support to owners of renewable heating systems for seven years. Talk to us for more details!
Your local, reputable installer
Work with our team to plan and install your new solar hot water system. Skan Plumbing & Heating was established over a decade ago, and we have worked across Hampshire undertaking both small and large solar heating projects, so we will bring all this experience to your job.
Not only are we passionate about what we do, but we’re certified and trained to support you through this important purchase. We’d love to quote for installation and we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you hear about the savings you could make once your system is up and running.