Photovoltaic panels last longer than your mortgage.
Sell your surplus electricity back to the National Grid and generate your own free energy. PV solar panels, also known as photovoltaic panels operate even on cloudy days. These are the most popular form of sun-powered technologies thanks to the feed-in tariff scheme.
Evacuated solar tubes are an alternative water heating system, developed especially for northern European countries. These vacuum heating tubes use the sun's radiation to heat your tank or swimming pool and contrary to popular belief, actually work throughout all four seasons of the year.
Thermodynamic solar panels are a hybrid technology that takes over from your boiler's job of heating your hot water and central heating. This considerably reduces the use of expensive fuels to heat your home. This system has the ability to work any time day and night, rain or shine.
Return on investment - Not as expensive as you may think, with a return on your investment of 8-12%.
Tiny bills again - Be free from privatised energy companies who have left Britain with inflated costs.
Lasts longer than your mortgage - Solar panel technology installed in the 1960s is still working today.
Feel the love - Remember when you owned your first car. That's the level of pride you feel.
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We're a network of enthusiasts with a longstanding passion for solar technology.
We only work alongside ethical installers who actually care. This ethos sets us apart from others within the industry.
Our technological knowledge is outstanding – our ethical partners are amongst the most experienced installers in the country.
Our installers never put customers under any pressure to buy and have been happy to provide clear, honest information to solar pioneers since 2004.
Carefully select products for domestic installations that offer value for money and robust warranties from brands trusted by commercial installers.
We don’t believe in shiny suited salesmen. All our trusted installers have an ethical attitude when dealing with customers.
I believe we tick all the boxes and that’s why we have been successful for more than a decade. We will continue to help solar adopters for decades to come.
Exploring the world of solar panels
"It became very apparent early on, whilst I was researching the topic of solar panels that there were no helpful websites on this subject. Fast forward ten years and my enthusiasm for this technology has grown exponentially alongside the global and national demand for them."
A decade of experience.
Creating Heat my Home has led me to meet many people within the solar industry, some good and some not so, but the wealth of knowledge I have gained, alongside the combined knowledge of our regular contributors can hopefully empower you to make a more intelligent assessment.
My experience can be used to make installing solar panels as easy as possible. The questions I have asked and the answers I have heard are all here for your benefit.
If I could encapsulate the most important thing to consider when choosing a preferred technology and installer, it would be to do your homework on both because 'not all panels are the same' and the 'ethical standards of installers' vary greatly. Always get three quotes and compare data sheet's.
This is why I connect people with ethical installers via our easy quotes service.
Most importantly though, we hope this information can help give you the confidence to ask the right questions, get the right system and certainly at the right price.
Affordability of course is relative, but if you are lucky enough to be able to install a solar panel system, then this is certainly the best time to do so, as the incentives are still available and the technology costs are at an all-time low.
This just leaves the installation costs to get right and then you will be able to ride through the next three decades without fear of external factors that will undoubtedly affect the cost of powering and heating our homes.
But, the most unanticipated aspect that gets reported time and time again from new adopters, is the pride felt once those solar panels are firmly attached to the roof.
Peace of mind when installing solar panel technology can be found by using a properly accredited (Micro-Generation Certification) MCS solar panel installers. The MCS accreditation was created to set high standards within the renewable energy industries not only for the technology, but the installers too.
All our MCS installers are RECC scheme members and work throughout England, Scotland and Wales. We are happy to help from the early stages of quoting to our fantastic after-sales customer support teams.
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When I first began to compile the resources that make up this website, I was always contacted for prices and quotations from users from all corners of the United Kingdom. That's why our nationwide network of industry leading installers has come together to offer premium quality systems to Heat my Home users for prices that put many other companies to shame.