Finding the right hot water solution for your home can be confusing. With so many hot water systems out there, it’s hard to know which one to choose. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get to help you decide!
Q: What is the best solution for hot water?
If you are looking to choose the most energy efficient water heater, thermal heating can be a great option. Our Sunamp thermal heating system can be charged with a variety of sources, including electricity from the grid, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, and solar PV systems.
Q: Which hot water systems save you money?
The best hot water solutions are the ones that provide water on demand. This means it will only ever heat the water that you need, reducing wastage and saving you money on your energy bill.
An on demand hot water system, such as Sunamp, is better for the environment too, creating an eco-friendly way to manage your household water consumption. The Sunamp system is best when paired with renewable sources. Plus, our case study found that on average, our customers would save at least £3,912 over 20 years by switching to this system.
Q: How does a thermal storage tank work?
By storing energy, a thermal tank can make your energy go even further. Even for people who are using renewable energy such as solar panels in their home, there is still a possibility for energy wastage.
For instance, solar panels can make more electricity than you can use in an average day. With a thermal tank, you can maximise the power generated. This is why the Sunamp system is an energy efficient water heater solution that can benefit any household, no matter the size or energy source being used!
Q: What are the benefits of thermal heating and hot water?
With a thermal storage tank, you can save money on household bills while reducing your carbon footprint. Furthermore, unlike the typical hot water cylinders and combi boilers on the market, thermal hot water tanks don’t need annual servicing.
Q: Is thermal storage better than hot water cylinders?
When it comes to making direct comparisons to traditional hot water cylinders, the advantages of thermal storage are clear. Thermal storage tanks are:
- Cleaner and more compact, taking up less room in the house
- Cost effective, with significant savings in the short and long term
- Energy efficient, with the potential to be carbon neutral when paired with renewable sources
Q: How long do hot water systems last?
Typically, hot water cylinders last around 8-12 years, while some modern combi boilers last up to around 15 years. However, they require regular maintenance and annual servicing in order to keep them in good condition.
With Sunamp thermal heating, you get a 10 year warranty with your purchase. But these systems have been tested to 50,000 cycles with no degradation, which equates to about 50 years of average use!
Q: What’s a good energy rating for hot water cylinders?
Each water heater will come with an energy label, showing its energy efficiency on a scale of A-G (with A being the most efficient). Use the colour scale to help you gauge the efficiency level of your product, with a ‘green’ rating being one of the most efficient on the market.