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Does a solar hot water system need servicing?

Perth is known for its almost year-round temperate, warm and sunny climate. It’s why so many people love to call this secluded Australian state, home.

There’s no denying that solar systems are used with great purpose here, as a means to generate electricity and heat, distil water and even power space satellites.

From it’s very first establishment in 1891, all the way to usage in 2021, solar hot water systems have been used with great effect by many.

But does a solar hot water system need servicing?

Read more from Fremantle Plumbing to find out.


The all-important question, answered

Do solar hot water systems need servicing? Yes – all hot water systems require servicing as an essential component to extend their lifespan.

Did you know that by leaving your hot water system (solar-powered or otherwise) without regular, professional servicing, it could be costing you more on your bills?

Save money in the long-term by ensuring your solar hot water system is working at its highest possible efficiency.


The factors at play

When you think about how often you use hot water at your property, it makes sense that once a year is a good rule of thumb for getting it checked out by a Perth plumber.

There are three key factors that determine how your solar hot water system should be serviced.

Why is this?

  • All solar hot water systems have different solar components
  • For example, the different PV collectors on the devices.

What are the three key factors that need to be addressed?

  • Sealing

Regular cleaning of and around your solar hot water system is imperative. Why? To ensure cracks haven’t occurred. If panels are damaged from wear and tear, they’d benefit from further glazing and sealing.

  • Shading

How well is your solar hot water system shaded? This can affect the system’s performance, often occurring many years after installation due to growth of surrounding trees and vegetation.

  • Soiling

Dust and salt, dependent on your property’s location in Perth, can have a lot to answer for when it comes to the maintenance frequency of your solar hot water system.

Talk to your local Fremantle Plumber if you suspect it’s time for a solar hot water system service.


The 3 benefits of an annual solar hot water system service

Three main benefits present themselves to you if you choose to service your solar hot water system annually.

What are they?

  1. Reduce the likelihood of disruptive and expensive repairs
  2. Boost reliability
  3. Increase the overall lifespan of your hot water system.


How long do solar hot water systems last?

Generally, any good solar hot water system will last you 10-12 years.

However, if you proceed with annual maintenance, you could very well get many more years out of your system.

Fremantle Plumbing are who you can rely on for efficient, comprehensive maintenance to keep your glorious hot water flowing, without fail.


Need your hot water system serviced?

Contact Fremantle Plumbing today to organise a qualified and licensed, Fremantle Plumber to your door.


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