The heat source that clients are always keen to hear about first is solar. But as solar thermal energy is not always available, it can only be used to contribute towards heating – and then in a greater or lesser degree depending upon its use. Here at Oasis we see solar thermal energy as most beneficial as follows:
- Primarily, for domestic hot water (DHW) production, solar thermal energy can make a massive contribution towards a household’s needs.
- Secondly, it can make a significant contribution towards the heating of a swimming pool; predominantly to extend the swimming season as in mid-winter the smaller number of daylight hours combined with lower external temperatures renders it nonviable.
- Thirdly, it can be used to contribute towards home heating, but importantly only in low temperature emitter installations, such as underfloor heating, low temperature radiators and fan-coils.