Common Solar Water Heater Problems

It is very important for us to make the right decisions, especially in terms of decisions that can affect the environment. Making environmentally sustainable decisions is the only thing we can do to if not reverse, then at least reduce the impact of climate change and the extent of damage we have caused to the planet.

So, if you are planning to switch to renewable energy, you are most likely going to opt for a solar water heater, which is a great decision both environmentally as well as economically since you reduce your carbon footprint and subsequently, your water heating bill as well. Now solar panels don’t require a lot of maintenance but there are some problems you can run into with your solar water heater that you need to be aware of.

  • If your solar water heater isn’t installed properly, it won’t work. So, if you have recently had a solar water heater installed and you feel like it isn’t doing its job, there could be a problem in the installation and setup.
  • Passive solar water heaters require a collection tank, and this tank tends to produce a lot of heat. So, if you placed your tank in a wrong area where heat will further collect, it can damage your tank.
  • Mineral deposits within your solar water heater can cause issues in heating, lead to noises, an unpleasant smell and in worse-case scenarios, lead to corrosion and the breaking down of parts of your solar water heater. You can prevent this by getting servicing done and making sure you add a water softener in order to break down any buildup there and then.

If you notice any of these problems or feel like you cannot identify the cause of the problem, you can contact the experts at Solar Repairs Perth to inspect your solar water heater.