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Metro Electrical 24 Hour Electricians are also fully equipped to assist with solar hot water repairs. Hot Water Systems is a very important part of any home or business. We repair all Solar Electric hot water systems from all the major brands including Bosch, Dux, Rheem, Rinnai, Quantum and Vulcan. Metro Electrical 24 Hour Electricians provide efficient and cost effective solutions to your Solar hot water system issues. Whether the fault is a heating element, thermostat or a switch board issue we can solve it.

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Solar hot water systems not heating up

Most Problems with solar hot water systems are the booster heating element. Summer in Perth we get plenty of sun so generally the booster is switched off but once we get into the colder months you will generally need to use the electric booster. If you switch your booster on and after allowing a few hours for the tank to heat up it still has no hot water it could be the heating element. Metro Electrical 24 Hour Electricians carry stock a range of common heating elements in our vehicles so we can get your solar hot water systems back up and running in no time. Other problems could be is a switch board issue or the thermostat we can diagnose what ever the issue is and advise the best solution.

Is your Solar hot water systems beyond repair

Should you system be beyond repair, Metro Electrical 24 Hour Electricians also can have your hot water system replaced we work closely with our Plumber to make sure you will get the best solution and price for your hot water system replacement.

Solar hot water systems service

It is recommended that your solar hot water system is be serviced every two years, to keep your hot water system safe and possibly avoiding potential costly repairs or replacement.

  • Sacrificial Anode replacement is recommended on a solar hot water service. Anodes that are located in your solar hot water system are made of a sacrificial metal, which are inside the tank which stops the tank from corroding and then sacrifices itself corroding away. After a few years it will be corroded away and the tank will start to corrode unless the anode is replaced.
  • Temperature pressure release valves on solar hot water systems with tanks is a important safety device which prevents possible explosions of your hot water system. If the Temperature pressure release valves become unable to release water due to it being corroded or seized if your hot water tank over heats it could explode.

The Benefits and downside of Solar Hot Water

Water heating is one of the biggest energy costs on Perth homes so switching to solar hot water units could sound like a good idea. Thinking you will have free hot water from the sun this is true on sunny days but in the colder months you will need to switch on the electric booster element. This turns your environmentally friendly solar hot water system into the worst environmentally friendly and most expensive to run hot water system. Generally the most cost effective and green hot water systems to own are a instantaneous gas this only operates when you need it saving on wasted energy. Another cost effective and green hot water systems are the Heat pump hot water units. We recommend contacting our Plumber to find the best solution for your needs.