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Servicing of Central Heating Systems in Witney | A Brief Guide to Solar Panels

It is recommended that homeowners in Witney schedule servicing of central heating at their property to check the condition of their heating system at least once every 12 months. Our plumbers and engineers can carry out boiler repairs and maintenance on oil and gas appliances, including replacing broken or worn parts and cleaning boilers with an excess of limescale build up. If you’re experiencing continued issues with an old system, such as waiting long periods for hot water or intermittent power failures, your boiler may be at the end of its lifespan.

At Steve Cross Plumbing & Heating Ltd, our kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters specialise in brand-new energy-saving boilers and solar hot water heating panels.


You Need Accredited Personnel

By employing the services of Gas Safe registered plumbers, you can expect work carried out to be risk-free, emphasising safety and quality above all. An individual without Gas Safe registration, doesn’t have to work within any guidelines, unlike an approved member who must deliver the work to a standard that ensures the safety of your family.

At Steve Cross Plumbing & Heating Ltd, we consistently deliver a premier service that not only designs new kitchesn and bathrooms, but when combined with our great reputation as local plumbers, we keep your home in the Witney area, free from gas and water leaks.


Solar Heating Explained

Solar heating systems are environmentally friendly and energy-efficient solutions, which convert the use of free sunlight into heat and are increasingly being used to heat homes in Witney and the surrounding areas. Antifreeze is heated in the connecting pipes, which flows to a hot water cylinder to provide renewable heat for your home.

At Steve Cross Plumbing & Heating Ltd, our Gas Safe registered plumbers (8189) and engineers are accredited Worcester Bosch installers for boilers and solar hot water systems, which include maintenance and boiler repairs.

  • Solar panels or collectors can convert direct and diffused sunlight into heat energy
  • Traditional gas boilers and heat pumps are compatible with solar heating systems
  • Boilers are used less during warmer months, which improves their lifespan and the likelihood of boiler repairs needed – annual servicing of central heating systems is still advised
  • This renewable source of energy offers Witney homeowners Renewable Heating Incentives (RHI), which reduces energy bills

You can rely on Steve Cross Plumbing & Heating Ltd for any boiler repairs, servicing of central heating systems or maintenance work, that you may need. As local plumbers, we pride ourselves on welcoming clients from all walks of life, and as Gas Safe registered plumbers we deliver the gold standard of workmanship no matter how big or small the job might be.


Guide to Solar Hot Water Systems

IS PLANNING PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATIONS?

If your Witney home is a listed building or situated on a heritage site, planning permission isn’t required for our kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters to install the solar panels, also known as solar collectors but we recommend confirming this with the local council before any installations take place. As part of our turnkey service for designing and fitting new kitchen and bathroom suites, our project management team will help Witney clients to contact the local authorities.


WHAT ARE THE AVERAGE SAVINGS CLIENTS CAN EXPECT FROM SOLAR HEATING?

The Energy Saving Trust advises that solar hot water systems can provide up to 60% of the hot water you’ll use in a 12-month period, lowering your energy bills. In addition to saving you money, choosing a solar hot water system will also reduce your carbon footprint, although, boilers will still be required to heat your Witney home during the colder months. Our plumbers, kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters are approved to install Worcester Bosch products, including their range of energy-saving boilers and solar heating systems. We are trained to undertake boiler repairs and servicing of central heating systems, keeping your property sufficiently heated all year round!


WILL HOMEOWNERS BENEFIT IF THEIR PROPERTIES AREN’T SOUTH-FACING?

It is certainly ideal if your Witney home is south-facing, capturing more sunlight to be converted into energy over longer periods. However, the solar panels or collectors are still effective for properties with flatter roofs, which can harness the sunlight from both easterly and westerly directions. Our plumbers, bathroom fitters and kitchen fitters are proficient at installing solar panels at any style of property, following an initial site visit to carry out a survey.


HOW COST-EFFECTIVE ARE SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEMS?

  • Worcester Bosch’s Greenskies range of solar heating systems lightweight models, that are easy to install and require little maintenance
  • Witney clients can rely on our plumbers and engineers to carry out boiler repairs and servicing of central heating systems when required
  • The main costs for solar heating systems are related to the running of the pump, which circulates the antifreeze (or glycol fluid) flowing between the panels to the hot water cylinder
  • Pumps are only powered when the panels or collectors reach temperatures of 8 degrees or higher than the temperature of the cylinder
  • Properties in Witney with traditional boilers and central heating systems will benefit from a cheap and compatible installation
  • Initial costs for installations and connections completed by our plumbers, bathroom fitters and kitchen fitters depend on how the panels are fitted: on walls, roofs or fitted into the roof plane

CALL THE TEAM AT STEVE CROSS PLUMBING & HEATING LTD

Gas Safe Registered Plumbers – We understand that your home is your pride and joy, but most of all, we appreciate the need for safety. Carbon monoxide is both tasteless and odourless, so our gas safe registered plumbers work to ensure that your gas system works as it should with daily use.

Your Local Plumbers – You know we have the right registration and carry Gas Safe identification, but there are so many other reasons to give us a call. Our local plumbers arrive when they say they will, and with their friendly approach, are more than willing to discuss your requirements in detail. Along with our bathroom and kitchen fitters, they have what it takes to create the beautiful new bathroom or elegant kitchen suite that you desire.


For more information about how solar panels will improve the results of central heating servicing at properties in Witney and the surrounding areas, call 01865 841 911.