Get the best out of your solar thermal system
Posted by Gabriel Wondrausch on 11 January 2011 at 9:04 am
Installing the solar thermal panels on your roof is just the first step. It's very important to know and work with your system to get the best out of it.
Key to maximising the amount of water heated by the solar panels is to only turn on your back up boiler after the sun has gone down, so that you can get the best out of the sun's heat.
If you want to take it a step further, use the solar controller (thermostat, which tells you the temperature of the water in the cylinder) to judge whether or not you need to turn on the back up boiler.
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