Consumers have an increasing awareness of environmental impact and they try to reduce their carbon footprint, and their consumption of finite resources, by moving towards renewable energy sources. Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd is a forward-thinking company of trained plumbers and heating engineers. We help customers and clients to bring renewables into their lives.
Located in Balham, we cover Battersea, Chelsea, Clapham, Dulwich, Fulham, Hammersmith, Kensington, Putney, Wandsworth and Westminster, and Central, West and South West London.
Here, we look at just two of the renewables we specialise in, rainwater harvesting and solar thermal hot water. Should you have a question regarding these renewables, please contact us on 020 8673 9944. Our qualified plumbers and our registered Gas Safe heating engineers are always here to advise you.
Toilet flushing and clothes washing contribute to a sizeable amount of domestic water usage. Use natural rainwater for these tasks, and for watering your garden and plants, and you could reduce your annual mains water consumption by half. This system requires us to bury a large capacity tank in your garden. Rainwater falls and collects via a filtration system, through to the tank. Water then pumps back into your property via a separate system for you to use as and when needed.
An outside tap allows you to fill watering cans with harvested rainwater, or to run a hose for general garden maintenance. Any excess water that the tank collects channels away through your drainage system or a soakaway to stop it overfilling.
As well as reducing mains water consumption, which can be especially problematic during periods of drought, an installation from our plumbers and technicians reduces carbon emissions too. 1% of all annual greenhouse gas emissions in the UK come from energy used to treat and pump mains water.
Some properties in Balham, Battersea, Chelsea, Clapham, Dulwich, Fulham, Hammersmith, Kensington, Putney, Wandsworth and Westminster receive hard water. This isn’t as good for washing clothes as soft water. Harvested rainwater is a soft water.
Use heat from the sun and warm up water for free! Solar thermal hot water systems work in conjunction with traditional boilers so that you receive hot water from the mains supply during the autumn and winter, but from the sun in the spring and summer. Solar thermal technology reduces your annual heating bill and your carbon footprint. It is an ideal investment for green-minded property owners and businesses.
There are a few limitations. You’ll need space on your roof, or on a wall, of around 5 square metres. Facing east to west, through South, works best. This ensures the installation receives direct sunlight for most of the day.
You will also need an extra cylinder installed to ensure your boiler is solar-compatible.
The plumbers and heating engineers at Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd can perform solar thermal installations in any location across Central, West or South West London.