There are four solar panels ﬁtted on the southerly facing roof, the panels work best in direct sunlight, but will give an appreciable amount of heat even on cold dull days! In our case the system is used to heat the domestic water feed, but in the majority of domestic installations the system is used to heat the cylinder directly. During the long hot days that we have just enjoyed, so much heat was collected that the domestic water required little or no extra heating!
Or Passive Infrared Detectors, are used in the toilet areas, when the “Loos” are not being used, after a short period the lights and fans will turn oﬀ and as soon as someone enters the toilets the lights and fans turn on.
Water Saving Systems
Water saving ﬂushers are ﬁtted to the WC’s, press and release the ﬂush button and a small amount of water is used, press and hold the button, more water is used, or until the cistern is empty, you choose how much water is used!
Automatic taps are ﬁtted to the sinks, hold your hands under them and they turn on, remove your hands, and they turn oﬀ. On the hot water side of the taps is a circulating system thus reducing the amount of cold water run oﬀ, before the hot water comes through.