Why Solar Hot Water?
Solar hot water systems work by collecting rays from the sun using a set of solar panels, which then convert the rays into heat energy. As water pumps around the system, either from a tank mounted on the roof in an integrated system or a tank set on the ground in a split system, this heat energy is transferred into the water.
The water is constantly circulating through the heat exchanger and tank, keeping it at a regular temperature, but since the energy comes from the sun, it’s costing you very, very little. For all work to your system, contact Metropolitan Plumbing.
Some of the solar hot water heating brands that Metropolitan Plumbing install and service include:
Solar hot water systems are very cheap to run, but they’re far more expensive than other types of hot water units to purchase. For this reason, the last thing you want to do when you have a malfunctioning hot water system is to let just anybody try to repair it. You’ll most likely just end up paying even more money to have it repaired again or, worst case scenario, replaced.
Our all plumbers have the knowledge, skills and tools required to diagnose and repair any issue with your solar water heater, whether it’s the solar collector, the bearings or any other part. They also have a huge range of replacements parts in their vans at all times. So almost any repair can be done without having to leave site to collect something.
Common Solar Hot Water System Issues
It is very common during the winter months for solar hot water panels to split. During these months of icy cold mornings, we often get enquires from clients to have their panels replaced. As we are able to access many of the major solar panel manufacturer’s warehouses we are able to install new panels the following day.
Most solar panels have 1 or 2 anti-frost valves installed on the panels. This is designed to protect the solar panel from frost or excessively cold temperatures. However, if this valve fails or has not yet been installed this will then, unfortunately, result in the replacement of the panels.
In frost regions, most manufacturers have panels that are different from the standard and often have a liquid called glycol which moves between the tank and the panels to prevent frost damage. This differs from conventional solar panels which are just a standard panel that only uses water to pass through the tank and panels.
Being a national company we are able to repair and replace solar panels in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. We can often attend to your property within 1 hour* of you making the booking.
Solar Hot Water System Replacement
If you need a new solar water heater, either because your old system is beyond repair or you want to change over to solar power, Metropolitan Plumbing can help. All our hot water heater specialists have the expertise, experience and equipment to be able to install any make or model of solar hot water system you want.
Interest Free Solar Hot Water
Don’t forget you can take advantage of our $0 deposit, interest free payment plans**. These plans give you the flexibility to pay back your plumbing work in easy to manage instalments, rather than all upfront at once. Ask your plumber on site about our plans and we can have you signed up in no time.