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Can I install my own solar Thermal System?


Solar Thermal DIY

It is possible to install one’s own solar thermal system, and one can buy kits which contain all the necessary components which cost between $1,600 and £6,00 - significantly less than it would cost to hire an accredited installation company. It is also possible to take courses which will teach you how to install solar thermal technology and is a popular choice for many people in the US.

It should be noted however, that domestic and non-domestic solar thermal systems which are not properly installed by a qualified professional might be affected when it comes tax breaks and credits available both federally and through the state.

The extra initial cost of engaging a specialist solar thermal installation company or plumber will comfortably be offset by some of the incentives provided across the United States.

It is also worth hiring an approved installer because poorly installed systems can be affected by serious problems, such as dangerously high pressure rates and leaking heat transfer fluid tubes (anti-freeze is a toxic liquid). Inadequately insulated tubes can also massively affect the total system efficiency.

Accredited installers will also use approved products, which have met stringent quality and safety standards. Before installation, a good installer may also carry out a survey and inform you of the overall feasibility of the project.

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Solar Thermal Home Kit

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