Solar Thermal Systems
Solar water heating systems, or 'solar thermal' systems, use free heat from the sun to warm domestic hot water. The heating systems use solar panels, called collectors, fitted to your roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up water which is stored in a hot water cylinder. A boiler or immersion heater can be used as a back-up to heat the water further to reach the temperature you want.
What are the benefits?
- Hot water throughout the year. The system works all year round, though you'll need to top up the heat with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.
- Reduced energy bills. Sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the initial installation your hot water costs will be reduced.
- Lower carbon footprint. Solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
- Following an initial outlay, a typical family homeowner will see a return on investment within 4-5 years.
Rainwater harvesting is the collection, filtration, storage and use of rainwater from a building’s roof. Integrated into the normal drainage system, water is easily intercepted and diverted to where it is required.
From individual homes and gardens, to large industrial sites and multi-house developments, our rainwater harvesting systems can be tailored to meet any requirement.
With appropriate filtration, the stored water may be used in a variety of ways throughout the home and garden, and has many applications for commercial, industrial and agricultural use. Using rainwater also has the beneficial effect in reducing stormwater run-off.
Being naturally soft, rainwater is ideal for many purposes and is especially beneficial in hard water areas such as the New Forest. Town Gas provides a range of solutions to meet your exact needs. So, whether you’re looking for friendly advice, technical knowledge, or you just want to learn more, we are here to help.
Domestic rainwater harvesting systems can save up to 50% of water consumption within the average home. Water can be used for toilet flushing, washing clothes, garden watering and car washing. The average family of four will pay around £390 per year on their water bills. Meaning, in just a handful of years, your rainwater harvesting system would have paid for itself.
Rainwater is naturally soft and chlorine-free, so is ideal for plants and ponds. It’s also great for washing the car. Garden rainwater harvesting systems provide water that is much better for the garden than mains water. When correctly filtered and stored, there is no discolouration or algal growth.
In addition, our BPEC Energy Efficiency training means we are well aware of the importance of making your home as efficient as possible without compromising on your comfort.
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To contact Town Gas, please complete the following details and we'll get in touch as soon as possible. If you have a plumbing or heating emergency please call 01425 614 607. If the office is closed and you have an annual contract with us you will have an option to be diverted through to the on-call engineer.