With the cost of monthly fuel bills, many people have opted to switch to using either a stove, one that burns wood or multi-fuel in a bid to keep their utility bills down. This is where thermal storage units come into their own. They can capture the heat and retain it so that it can be accessed later on for either heating radiators or for hot water making.
What is thermal storage?
The main reason to use thermal storage units is because you can access heat later on. It makes it far more efficient to burn any fuel as you will be using every degree of that heat, as opposed to not storing any of it. In some cases, thermal storage is just ceramic cladding or stones that will stay warm and continue to deliver heat to a room, even when the fire has gone out. Other units might be part of a complete system.
When it comes to a complete system, thermal storage works by capturing the heat produced by a fire in your stove. It is then stored as hot water for use in showers, baths or even radiators. Even when the stove is not in operation, you can still access the heat that it produced.
Correct installation is essential
As with any appliance used in the home, it’s essential that any thermal system is installed correctly. It needs to be both safe and effective. Installation engineers need to calculate that the facilities match the requirements of the hot water and how much heat is produced. If this calculation is not done carefully, it’s possible that the water could overheat and prove to be very dangerous. Your thermal system must be set to remove excess heat and store it so that it can operate safely even when there is a power cut.
Careful installation will ensure that any of these problems are avoided and that the system suitable for use in a family home.
To find out more about installing a thermal storage system, speak to a recommended wood burning stove provider. They can advise you on what you need to do to choose the right system for your home.