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  • #16
    Originally posted by blueJay44 View Post
    I have a very old boiler that i'm hoping to replace soon and would be keen for various reasons to make use of solar for hot water.

    I have one main question, should I opt for a thermal store, with which I then use a compatible combi boiler to feed the water through, or alternatively should I use a solar boiler manufactured by
    solar panel manufacturers to heat the aforementioned thermal store?

    From my very limited knowledge i'd guess that it'd be better to do the former, however I'm sure somewhere along the line i've heard that the second option may be better and more efficient.

    Can anyone help?
    Hello friend bit old thread but which boiler have you chosen? Even I am looking to get one so can you help me out with your experience..


    • #17
      Options for Solar Hot Water

      I think it will depend on your system.

      The solar panel hot water heating works all the time ie you done switch it off.

      Many have a heater installed in their hot water tank so if the sun does not heat the water you can then switch on the heater and switch it back off when the water is hot enough, this heats the water in your hot water tank.

      The internal one you speak of if not in your main hot water tank then it must either have a seperate tank unlikely or it is a kind of heat as you use it similar to an electric shower.
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