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Gold Coast Solar Hot Water Systems Repairs, Servicing & Replacement Installation

We are Solar Hot Water Experts providing guaranteed 7-day service for Gold Coast solar hot water repairs, servicing & installation to all brands & models of solar hot water sytems. 

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For same-day solar hot water service, call (07) 5580 4311. For non-urgent repairs, feel free to send us your details.

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Gold Coast Solar Hot Water Systems Repairs, Servicing & Replacement Installation

We are Solar Hot Water Experts providing Guaranteed 7-day service for all Gold Coast solar hot water repairs, servicing &  installation on all brands & models of solar hot water systems. 

Solar Hot Water Systems – Maximum Efficiency With Correct Servicing and Maintenance

Solar hot water systems need to be maintained to the manufacturer’s instructions to maintain maximum efficiency. Whywait Plumbing Services have been solar hot water systems specialists for installation and repairs as your local, reliable and professional Gold Coast Plumber for 46 years, since 1976.

 Solar hot water has never been rocket science. Instead, it’s simple science because the sun continually heats the water circulating through the solar collector panels, which are then stored in a tank waiting for you to use.

 If you have any questions about solar hot water not covered below in the scheduled maintenance requirements for solar hot water systems, contact our friendly team – they’ll be happy to help you. You can also check out our range of solar hot water systems and rebate information plus, you can always phone us for a no-obligation solar hot water installation quote.

“After 7 phone calls to other “24 hour 7 day services”, finally found Whywait Sunday morning. They answered the phone, diagnosed the problem and had my hot water system fixed promptly.”

David Martin

All solar hot water systems require servicing and maintenance to ensure that the systems operate at peak efficiency. This increases their operational lifespan and saves you money on energy costs.

 Most solar hot water systems’ service and maintenance requirements are not extensive. However, it differs slightly from servicing electric or gas systems as similar valves are a shared feature.

 Solar hot water servicing with all access issues is specialist work because when a solar hot water system fails, it tends to be sudden, leaving you without hot water.

 Solar hot water is a typical hot water system installed on the Gold Coast. Whywait Plumbing has specialist technicians to service, maintain and install all solar hot water systems installed, such as:

✔ Solahart

✔ Rheem

✔ Edwards

✔ SolarArk

✔ Beasley

✔  Rinnai

✔ Dux

✔ Siddons

✔ Aquamax

✔ Conergy

✔ Apricus

✔ Aquatemp

✔ Eco-Smart

✔ Hills

✔ Sun Ray

✔ Esteem

✔ Saxon

✔ Solar Lord

✔ Suntrap

✔ Solargain

✔ Bradford

Solar hot water is not a new technology. It has been around for over 100 years. In the last 20 years, it is only due to spiralling electricity charges that solar hot water has increased in efficiency and popularity.

Scheduled Maintenance Requirements for Solar Hot Water Systems

6 Month Regular Maintenance Service
Every solar hot water system has a pressure relief valve installed on the storage tank to prevent the system overheating and becoming excessively pressurised.

All manufacturers recommend that the lever on the relief valve be eased every six months to ensure that it opens and closes correctly.  This is something that you can do yourself although if your tank is on the roof, you need to take care of working on the roof.

It is also the ideal time to give the solar collector panels a clean with water and a soft cloth to maintain maximum heating efficiency.

12 Month Regular Maintenance Service
An annual checkup cannot be done yourself because all solar hot water systems have a high-performance tempering valve that delivers hot water to your home at 50ºC to ensure that the risk of your family being scalded is reduced.

As the sun is an uncontrolled heating source, the tempering valve on your solar hot water system is subject to operating extremes. For this reason, routine maintenance, servicing, and testing are required every 12 months as per AS 4032.3-2004 plus we issue you with a compliance certificate to cover you for insurance purposes.

5 Year Regular Maintenance Service
Every manufacturer recommends that your solar hot water system is serviced every five years.  This comprises of the following tasks:

  • Replacement of sacrificial anode
  • Flush out the panels to improve efficiency
  • Check all valves and replace as required
  • Check all electrical components and replace as needed
  • Check all panel connection seals and replace as needed
  • Wash down and clean storage tank and solar collector panels

We know solar hot water systems inside and out.  Which means we can help them run better, last longer, and provide you with the ultimate in energy savings with routine maintenance and repairs when you need them?

Solar water heating is a smart and efficient option, and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions to help you maintain your system.

Solar Hot Water Systems

For solar hot water systems emergencies please call (07) 5580 4311 for rapid response service. For all other hot water repairs feel free to email us for assistance.

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