Combining Heat Sources

All of the heat sources we offer can be combined, to have them working in conjunction with one another and providing heating solutions that give the best of both worlds and higher efficiency. 

 

Gas Boiler & Wood Fired Boiler

This is the perfect combination for those that want to be able to burn free timber located on their property (or just simply enjoy the ambiance of a fire) but also want to have the luxury of having a gas boiler programmed to turn on before getting out of bed or before getting home from work.

This combination is also great because the wood fired boiler can be used to heat your domestic hot water. In this instance the gas boiler acts as a backup at times when the demand on the hot water supply to service the heating and domestic hot water is too large for the wood boiler alone. Or at times when chopping wood is not high on the priority list.

How does this work? The two boilers are installed in a way that they can talk to each other. When the hot water being produced by the wood boiler is becoming exhausted, the gas boiler will automatically activate to maintain the required levels of hot water. 

 

Wood Fired Boiler & Solar

Free domestic hot water all year. The solar heats the water in summer, while the wood fired boiler heats the water in winter.

Both the wood fired boiler and solar system are connected to the same storage tank. This provides the benefit of both heat sources working together during the time between seasons when the sun's not at full strength and the fire isn't roaring, ensuring there is an adequate supply of domestic hot water year round.