All solar hot water systems require periodic inspections and routine maintenance, and from time to time some components may need to be replaced.
There are a few indicators that you need to call for a Solar hot water service. Take a look at some of the early warning signs below and you should get a good idea of when to call for solar hot water repairs or a service.
You Haven’t Had A Service For Some Time
If you haven’t had a service for some time, you should call and book an appointment. It’s usually recommended that you have a service once a year to make sure everything is working as it should be. If your system is more than 10 years old, then you might actually need a replacement rather than a repair. However, you won’t know until you call and book a service.
You Notice Your System Is Not Working as Efficiently As Before
You may have noticed that your system is not working as efficiently as before. Even small changes to your system and how it functions can mean you need a service. If your hot water runs out quickly or takes longer to heat up/takes longer to reheat, it’s a sign you should book a service.
Your Water Is Cold or Dangerously Hot
Perhaps your water is cold and not heating up at all. This could be because the temperature watchdog is potentially defective, or that the thermocouple inside the copper tube could be failing. If your water is coming out dangerously hot, this could be down to a thermostat problem. Either way, if your water isn’t heating up the same as it once did, you need to call for a service.
You Notice Leaks
Leaks with your solar hot water system can corrode parts of the system. You might also notice mould, mildew, and a musty smell. This is bad for your system, but can cause serious health issues too. As soon as you notice a leak, however small, you should call for Solar hot water repairs.
When Is The Right Time To Call For A Solar Hot Water Repair/Service?
Knowing when it’s time to call for a Solar hot water repair or service is key to maintaining your system and not spending more money than you need to. Keeping an eye on even the smallest changes and calling for a service when you notice one could save you from experiencing any serious issues with both your system and your health.
Even if you haven’t noticed any changes in your system, it’s a good idea to make a note in your calendar so you remember to book your yearly service and ensure everything is working as it should be. You shouldn’t wait until there’s a serious problem or serious change in your system before booking in, or you’ll end up spending way more in the long run. Getting a service can mean eradicating issues before they become serious and will give you peace of mind.