Many householders don’t understand the importance of getting their solar hot water serviced (plumbing service).
At least 20 per cent of a typical home energy bill gets soaked up just heating water, and with solar hot water being around since the 1960s many houses have systems that are decades old.
Older systems can develop water leaks that go undetected or slowly lose their heating performance.
Sharpe technicians assess the whole system, which usually relies on sensors, thermostats and pumps to deliver optimum efficiency.
The sacrificial anode inside the storage tank should also be checked and, possibly, replaced according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Many clients ask what’s a good replacement for traditional flat-panel solar water heaters.
Our technicians can advise the best for your situation. We’ve found evacuated tubes are extremely efficient in overcast weather, are low-maintenance and, because the storage tank is usually mounted on the ground, there is less weight on the roof.
For all your solar hot water needs call Sharpe Group on 131 750.