Solar PV panels are a great way to reduce your electricity bills by generating your own electricity

When electricity costs are increasing there is great satisfaction in knowing you are producing your own electricity with solar PV panels on your roof

They are now a tried and tested technology, and Westward uses trusted, experienced contractors to install Solar PV and other renewable technologies for our customers.

We can arrange to visit your property to provide a competitive quote for installation of Solar PV panels, Batteries
to store the generated electricity and Electric Charging Points for your electric car.

Call 01792 862424
to get a arrange for an engineer to visit to provide you with a free quotation.

Air Source Heat Pumps, Electric Boilers & Unvented Cylinders

Westward is an experience installer of alternative heating options including air source heat pumps but also electric boilers with unvented cylinders. Air source heat pumps will generate electricity to produce hot water for your home. These are worth considering particularly if you are looking to replace an oil boiler.

Air Source heat pumps are particularly suited to new builds or extensions where they can be installed together with underfloor heating to give good all round warmth and with solar PV panels and battery backup to generate the electricity to run the heat pump.

Electric boilers and unvented hot cylinders are a great option when your property has not got gas as an option. We have installed these in a number of properties, one on particular replacing an inefficient and poor to control 1970’s electric heating system where inflexible electric storage heater were replaced with a system including Hive controls to give total heating flexibility to the customer.

Solar thermal hot water systems have been around for some time now. Westward Energy has over 15 years experiencing servicing these systems.
They are now a tried and tested technology, but to get the best out of your solar thermal system there are some key points to remember.

Importance of regular servicing

Just like your car or any other mechanical equipment, servicing on a regular basis is essential. There are components within a system such as moving parts and valves that must be kept in optimum working order. With regular maintenance, your solar thermal system will be safe, efficient, running costs will be kept to a minimum and generate the maximum amount of renewable heat. A well-serviced and maintained system will also have a longer life-span. We would therefore recommend that you get your solar thermal system servicing at least once a year.

Servicing costs

The cost of a service will depend on number of factors and be influenced by when the system was last serviced and whether or not any major maintenance is required. Annual servicing is on average £75.00 including VAT.
Please phone 01792 862424 to confirm current costs.

What does a service include?

During a standard solar thermal servicing our engineers work through a checklist to ensure that the system is performing correctly. It includes nine checks on the solar circuit and a variety of other electrical checks, checks on the pipe-work and insulation, examinations of the controller’s parameters, wiring and functionality and analysis of the cylinder’s position, controls and potential leaks.

Replacing solar thermal system fluid

One of the most important aspects of your solar thermal system is the heat transfer fluid. You will need to replace the fluid every 5 to 7 years to ensure that the pH and antifreeze-protection levels are correct.

Call 01792 862424 to get a quote for solar thermal servicing.