What are the regular maintenance requirements of a solar water heater?
A solar water heater in general requires minimal maintenance. The surface of the collector must be periodically cleaned to remove dust from the top surface to ensure maximum amount of heat is captured by the Collector. Occasional observation of the solar water heating system to eliminate any plumbing leakages may help. The exposed metal surfaces may be examined for any damage to paint etc after monsoon period to avoid corrosion related issues. Some rubber or plastic components may not last beyond 10 years and may require replacement. The back-up water heatermight not last through the life of the solar water heater and will require replacement.
In order for you to be able to maintain the performance of the solar water heater, or, maximize your return on investment, Glowship offers India’s first preventive maintenance contract that can be bought along with the purchase of a solar water heater. The regular checks performed as part of the contract ensures performance of your solar water heater is maintained at the optimum level. The contracts are available for 1yr/3yr duration and are offered for all brands/models of solar water heaters. The scope of services covered under the contract is mentioned on the website for each & every model of solar water heater.
In addition, if you’re already the owner of a solar water heater and are facing issues with its performance then you can opt for solar water heater services packages from Glowship. The service packages are available for both FPC & ETC solar water heaters.