Installed over a period between November 2010 and March 2011, solar thermal installations at Oxford County’s Social Housing Complexes in Woodstock (Pavey St.) and Drumbo have now been up and running smoothly for six years.
These innovative solar thermal systems use tubes to pump freeze-protected fluid through the building’s heat systems. Solar heat is generated by a solar collector and as the fluid passes by the collector, it warms and is then pumped to the building’s water heater and heating system.
After reviewing the results after the first five months in operation, the solar thermal system lowered the buildings’ gas bills by over 17%. (Natural Gas is the fuel source used to both heat the building and the water.) These systems produce a heat that is equivalent to a mid-sized gas boiler.
The systems are not only leading to savings on gas bills, but they are carbon-free, which is a 100% improvement from the natural gas heating boiler.
These solar thermal systems were engineered and constructed by Enerworks Solar Heating and Cooling in Woodstock.
As long as the opportunities continue to present themselves, Enerworks will continue to implement these systems into buildings, residential, agricultural and commercial.
Since installing these two systems, Enerworks has created a remote monitoring system. They can now assist with troubleshooting for any project by smart phone or computer, no matter where they are located.
The residents and owners of these two social housing complexes are enjoying the building’s heat and hot water at a lower cost and environmental footprint, thanks to the innovative solar thermal heating systems.
For more information contact Enerworks Solar Heating and Cooling
519-268-6500 | 1-877-268-6502