Maintaining your Solar Hot Water System


Maintaining your Solar Hot Water System

Solar hot water systems are generally low maintenance but it is still important to take care of your system to ensure that it is working smoothly and efficiently. This is because when you are investing in a new technology you want to be sure it’s going to be reliable and not over-costly in terms of maintenance and repairs.

Thankfully solar thermal systems have been around for some time now and they are tried and tested with our engineers having years of experience maintaining and servicing these systems. However, to get the best out of your system there are some key things you need to remember.

This includes knowing servicing is essential because sometimes regardless of the care you take things can go wrong. In these situations, you can get in touch with us knowing that, with our local offices in Kent and know in Hethel, Norwich, combined with our extensive experience and knowledge we will be able to get to you quickly to locate the problem and resolve it so that your system is back up and running as quickly as possible.

Here at Ecolution, we provide both planned maintenance as well as operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts for solar hot water systems. As part of these packages, one of our qualified and experienced engineers will attend your property to carry out a thorough annual service of your solar thermal system. We will also attend your property for any reactive / emergency repairs.

We not only provide reactive call outs for our clients signed up to our maintenance contracts but will also attend emergency repairs for none clients as well.

What’s included in a Solar Thermal Service

• Visual inspection of all pipework, insulation, collectors and sensors.

• Checks system hydraulic pressure.

• Check the existing glycol for frost protect and re-fill with new glycol as required.

• Re-charge solar expansion vessel pressure.

• Check control setting and adjust if required.

• Check flow rate and adjust if required.

• Rectify any problems that are covered by warranty.

• Faults / Materials that are not covered by warranty will require client’s approval of cost prior to rectifying.

• Check yield performance.

• Re-commission system.

• Annual service certificate issued.

• Provide service maintenance document.

Tips on how to look after your Solar Hot Water system

However, it is important that you check your solar thermal system for any obvious issues that may require reactive maintenance, which can be done with the following:

• Keep the panels clean

• Look out for debris or anything that may block sunlight

• Check over the system to make sure there are no obvious faults

To ensure you system is getting the care it needs call us today on 01732 625072 and one of our dedicated team members will be happy to help!

Solar hot water systems are generally low maintenance but it is still important to take care of your system to ensure that it is working smoothly and efficiently. This is because when you are investing in a new technology you want to be sure it’s going to be reliable and not over-costly in terms of maintenance and repairs.

Thankfully solar thermal systems have been around for some time now and they are tried and tested with our engineers having years of experience maintaining and servicing these systems. However, to get the best out of your system there are some key things you need to remember.

This includes knowing servicing is essential because sometimes regardless of the care you take things can go wrong. In these situations, you can get in touch with us knowing that, with our local offices in Kent and know in Hethel, Norwich, combined with our extensive experience and knowledge we will be able to get to you quickly to locate the problem and resolve it so that your system is back up and running as quickly as possible.

Here at Ecolution, we provide both planned maintenance as well as operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts for solar hot water systems. As part of these packages, one of our qualified and experienced engineers will attend your property to carry out a thorough annual service of your solar thermal system. We will also attend your property for any reactive / emergency repairs.

We not only provide reactive call outs for our clients signed up to our maintenance contracts but will also attend emergency repairs for none clients as well.

What’s included in a Solar Thermal Service

• Visual inspection of all pipework, insulation, collectors and sensors.

• Checks system hydraulic pressure.

• Check the existing glycol for frost protect and re-fill with new glycol as required.

• Re-charge solar expansion vessel pressure.

• Check control setting and adjust if required.

• Check flow rate and adjust if required.

• Rectify any problems that are covered by warranty.

• Faults / Materials that are not covered by warranty will require client’s approval of cost prior to rectifying.

• Check yield performance.

• Re-commission system.

• Annual service certificate issued.

• Provide service maintenance document.

Tips on how to look after your Solar Hot Water system

However, it is important that you check your solar thermal system for any obvious issues that may require reactive maintenance, which can be done with the following:

• Keep the panels clean

• Look out for debris or anything that may block sunlight

• Check over the system to make sure there are no obvious faults

To ensure you system is getting the care it needs call us today on 01732 625072 and one of our dedicated team members will be happy to help!

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