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With gas and electricity costs soaring investing in a loft extension will save you money. modern foil back insulation (celotex/kingspan) is incorporated into all our loft conversions, this alone will save you up to £220 per annum.
But at LondonLoftExtension.com we can bring your fuel bills down further, our award winning heating engineer and director of pipework connect, Simon Lockwood, explains how:
In the decade ahead every one will face profound changes in our lifestyles with regard to our energy consumption and water management. Climate change will make us re-evaluate the way we heat our homes and keep ourselves clean.
Solar energy can be captured by Solar panels. There are two types of solar panel which use completely different technologies to make use of the energy from the sun:
(1) Solar Water Heating collectors: These panels absorb energy from the sun and transfer it to heat water
(2) Photovoltaic or Solar Electric panels: These panels transform the solar radiation directly into electricity.
For maximum efficiency, Solar Panels should be mounted on a south facing roof with an angle of inclination a minimum of 30 degrees and away from any shadows from trees, surrounding buildings or chimneys.
Solar Power water heating systems are the most popular form of solar energy used in the UK. This system is connected to the hot water system via a twin coiled cylinder. These installations can provide over half of household's annual hot water requirements over a year. There are two types of solar water collectors, Flat panels and evacuated tubes.
Solar water heating panels in their simplest form are made from a sheet of metal painted black which absorbs the energy from the sun. Water is fed through a series of tubes attached to the inside of the panels that picks up the heat in the metal. The pipes are often made of copper for a better conduction. The pipe contains a non-toxic fluid called Glycol (A mixture of water and anti-freeze). The metal sheet is embedded in a box covered with a reflective glass.
A typical installation in the UK consists of 2 panels; each panel has an absorbent range of 4m2, with an average sized storage tank of 250 litres. However the optimum size will depend on the household use."
in the vast majority of cases, the public are put off solar panels as they can look unsightly despite the fact they're great for the environment and just as significantly they can save you 60% of your water heating bill. in most cases a loft extension will include a flat roof dormer, if this is the case we can install your solar panels virtually out of sight!
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