Fossil & Solar Heating

Fossil & Solar Heating

Multi-Fuel/Wood burning stoves are becoming increasingly more popular because of economics, aesthetics, efficiency and environmental concerns.
Today, these stoves offer home-owners the promise of a heating system that's independent of local oil and gas suppliers. Heat Banks or thermal stores are advanced hot water storage units, providing high flow rates of mains pressure drinkable hot water.

Log Burners & Flues

Multi-Fuel/Wood burning stoves are becoming increasingly more popular because of economics, aesthetics, efficiency and environmental concerns. Today, these stoves offer home-owners the promise of a heating system that's independent of local oil and gas suppliers.

If you are looking to have a multi-fuel or wood burning stove in your home and you already have a masonry fireplace, you may wish to use your fireplace's chimney as the chimney for your stove or fireplace inset. Such a choice would seem both sensible and economical.

However, any heating system works best when all its parts are designed to work together. Just as a stove operates best when the flue size of the chimney is carefully matched to stove capacity, so a multi-fuel or wood burning stove is safest and most efficient when attached to a chimney whose flue size most closely matches the flue collar outlet of the stove.

There are two types of multi-fuel/wood burning stoves that can be connected to fireplace flues; freestanding stoves and fireplace insets. Freestanding stoves can connect to an existing fireplace chimney, if the height and position of the stove's flue collar permits it.

Solar Thermal
A solar thermal system uses the sun's warmth to heat some of the hot water used in your home. It will save you money all year round, and in the summer months could heat up to 90% of the hot water you use. We supply both types of solar thermal collector - flat plate and evacuated tube. We'd be happy to talk you through the benefits of each.

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, under floor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home.

An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. It can get heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -20° C. Heat pumps have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the ground, air, or water is constantly being renewed naturally.

Specialist in Thermal Stores and Multiple Heating Systems

Heat Banks or thermal stores are advanced hot water storage units, providing high flow rates of mains pressure drinkable hot water. The standard ranges of Heat Banks are unpressurised and fully vented to atmosphere, with the option to have an Integral Feed & Expansion (F&E) Tank or to connect to a remote F&E Tank. The water within the Heat Bank (stored water) can be heated by various methods, including Gas/Oil Boilers, either directly or indirectly (using a coil), by Electrical Immersion Heaters utilising various tariffs, by solid fuel log burners and by solar thermal. The mains hot water is not stored and is therefore drinkable, and removes the need for a cold water storage tank. There is no chance of the introduction of Legionnaires' Bacteria into the domestic supply.

Contact Us-
So if you are looking for Solar Energy Solutions or traditional Central Heating in Somerset and Devon, please do not hesitate to contact us at MS Heating on 01884 841334 or by submitting the Email Enquiry form on our 'Contact Us' page.