At Prestantia Eco Heating & Renewables, we are a trusted installer of the latest-generation heating systems for homes and businesses. We install a range of solar thermal hot water systems, enabling our customers to save on energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. Our experienced engineers all have a Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems, which means we will Inspect, install, service and maintain ‘active’ solar thermal hot water systems.

We will also guarantee that the solar energy systems are installed correctly and in compliance with the latest industry regulations.

Solar Energy Systems Maintenance

Solar energy systems should be inspected and maintained annually to keep them running at peak efficiency, with regular checks of wiring connections, leaks, cracks, and levels of antifreeze in the system. Over time, the levels of antifreeze in the fluid will deplete, and our qualified engineers can conduct a test to determine if the correct amount is present. It is recommended that the fluid is replaced every 12 – 15 years.

Professional Support from Prestantia 

At Prestantia Eco, we are committed to providing our customers with the right level of support for their solar energy systems. Our experienced engineers are on hand to answer any questions you may have about the installation process, maintenance and care of your system. We provide ongoing advice and support to ensure that your system runs efficiently and safely for years to come.

Safe Installation & Reliable Performance

We guarantee that your solar energy system will be installed safely and in compliance with the latest industry regulations at Prestantia. Our experienced engineers are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your system is always running at peak efficiency.

What is a solar thermal system?

Solar thermal is a renewable energy source that uses the sun’s energy to heat water for use in kitchens and bathrooms. Capable of meeting around 50 per cent of a UK property’s annual hot water demand, solar thermal systems deliver significant annual savings, which will only increase if energy prices continue to rise.

Solar thermal energy is harnessed from roof-mounted tubes or panels called solar collectors, with the hot water generated stored in a large cylinder or tank until needed. Solar thermal is different to Solar PV (PhotoVoltaic), which is designed to generate electricity.

Whilst electricity from solar PV systems can be used to heat water, solar thermal systems are more efficient, needing less roof space to generate the same amount of energy. That’s why some properties use a combination of solar thermal and solar PV systems.

Are you ready to save money and reduce your carbon footprint with an efficient solar heating system?

How do solar thermal water heating systems work?

Solar thermal hot water systems use solar collectors to absorb the energy radiated by the sun.

There are two types of solar water heating collectors:

• Evacuated tubes – banks of glass tubes mounted on the roof tiles

• Flat plate collectors are fixed on the roof tiles or integrated into the roof

Both work by transferring the absorbed energy into a fluid pumped around a closed circuit and into a coil within a specially designed hot water cylinder. Because the level of solar energy varies, the hot water cylinder needs an alternative energy source to enable water to be heated in winter or bad weather. A conventional boiler, an immersion heater or a renewal source such as a heat pump can provide the top-up.

Which type of solar collector is best?

Evacuated tubes are the most efficient form of solar collection. They require less space and perform best in different weather conditions where there is less direct sunlight.

Flat plate collectors are less efficient but are cheaper to purchase. They may also blend in better.

Accredited Installers*

All works carried out by our team of experts at Prestantia Eco are insured by the Qualitymark 10-year insurance-backed guarantee, giving you peace of mind that quality standards will be met according to MCS requirements maintaining consistently high standards to our pledge of low carbon installations.

*Depending on manufacturer selection, we can provide extended warranties.

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