Why Choose A Solar Heating System?
Saving energy, money and the environment
Frequently Asked Questions:
Developed by Kingspan, EnerGlaze Solar water heating systems produce hot water using free power from the sun without creating carbon dioxide or any other greenhouse gas and create no pollution. They produce energy from renewable sources without using scarce fossil fuels and are cost effective. They work all the year round, even in Ireland, so that in all forms of daylight there will be some contribution from a well-designed thermal solar system. Direct sunlight is not needed although EnerGlaze Solar water heating systems work more quickly in very strong light.
If there is not enough solar energy to fully power the EnerGlaze Solar water heating system, which may happen from time to time on exceptionally dark days or during heavy snow, you may need to use your immersion system as a back up.
EnerGlaze Solar is a high quality system incorporating unique Kingspan evacuated solar collectors. The system is designed for optimum performance in colder climates unlike lesser systems, with much lower warranties, that are currently on sale on the Irish market.
EnerGlaze and Kingspan are two of the leading energy conservation companies in Ireland. Our installation teams have completed hundreds of residential installations throughout Ireland.
In most cases, we will complete residential hot water system installations in one day. Our professional teams of roofers, plumbers and electricians will install a system that is tailored to your specific requirements. EnerGlaze Solar will also ensure that your solar water heating system is professionally integrated and tested to be fully operational with our Solar collector system before our commissioning certificate and warranty are issued to the customer.
At EnerGlaze Solar we aim to provide up to 70% (subject to site survey) of your water heating requirements each year – using free energy from the sun. Therefore your electricity bills will be significantly reduced.
Our systems are built and installed using the latest technology developed by Kingspan and each component is fully certified.
We build and install solar collectors and solar power systems to last and that is how it should be with all environmental products.
The solar heating systems are independently tested and certified as fully complying with BS EN 12975 parts 1 & 2.
Our systems come with a Limited Warranty that includes:
- 12-month installer’s guarantee
- 20-year guarantee from date of manufacture (applies to Solar Vacuum Tubes only)
- 5-year guarantee from date of manufacture (applies to manifolds and roof kits that havebeen used and serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations)
No, the system only works in daylight. At some times of the year there is insufficient daylight and that is why your system will fall back to your immersion system that will cover your hot water needs at these times.
Very little, however Energlaze Solar offer a full backup service for their installation and are available for telephone support if you have any questions with respect to the performance or operation of your system.
Every month you should check visually that nothing has gone wrong outside. Every three years the integrity of the glycol can be checked and tested. Vacuum panels should be checked for the quality of the vacuum every two years and re-evacuated every five years.
Households create 27% of all carbon dioxide emitted in this country and use 27% of the energy required in Ireland, according to SEAI . An Energlaze Solar Collector System will save at least half of a tonne of carbon dioxide. That is a huge environmental saving. Our solar water heating systems are probably the most benign way of generating energy available. They do not cause pollution and do not contribute to climate change.
Please contact us and one of our engineers will visit your home to briefly explain the operation of the EnerGlaze Solar water heating system to you and also to complete a no obligation survey for your home.
We will provide you with impartial advice on solar hot water systems, a professional assessment of the suitability of your site for a system, and recommend the system that best meets your hot water needs.
EnerGlaze Solar water heating systems have a life expectancy of over 25 years and require very little maintenance. In most homes our engineering teams will be able to install and commission a system in one day. We will need access to your roof, attic and to your existing cylinder, which will be replaced by a larger capacity, more heavily insulated cylinder.
Prices for solar panel installations vary and will depend on the exact system specification and hot water demand. However, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your specific application and your specific requirements over the phone. We can then provide you with an outline quotation for you to consider before completing a more detailed site survey when an exact quotation will be issued for your consideration.