Solar thermal panels usually won’t require much maintenance, however sometimes problems can’t be avoided. Providing they have been installed to the highest of standards most problems will occur due to environmental factors. If you suspect there is a fault with the panels themselves we can fully inspect them to check for any damages as part of our solar thermal repair and maintenance service. This will likely require scaffolding to ensure we can do this thoroughly and correctly.
A common cause of solar thermal panels malfunction is due to wiring faults on the panel. Plymouth and the surrounding areas are often prone to wet weather. As a result water can sometimes enter the plugs underneath the panels resulting in an electrical fault. We can advise you on the best course of action to get this fixed promptly. From time to time water can also cause scale build up on the heat exchanger as well as causing valve and pump failures.
Other common problems that might occur are air-blockages and anti-freeze leaks. However these usually occur if you unfortunately had your panels installed incorrectly. An anti-freeze leakage will usually be accompanied by a distinctive smell. We can inform you on the best approach to rectify this to get your solar thermal panels back up and running in a timely manner.
Other problems may arise not mentioned above and the team at J. Clifton Boiler Repairs & Servicing will fully inspect your solar panels for any potential damage, inspect your pipework, check the circulation of the system and ensure all valves and controls are functioning correctly.
Here at J. Clifton Boiler Repairs & Servicing we are extremely honest and transparent with all of our customers. We will always give you our expert opinion and keep you informed throughout the whole process.
Most mechanical equipment needs to be serviced on a regular basis. It’s recommended to have your solar thermal panels serviced every 3-5 years, however it’s best to always follow the manufacturer’s recommendation. We are more than happy to fully service your solar thermal panels periodically to ensure they remain fully functional with a longer life-span. Our full service includes replacing or topping up the glycol (anti-freeze), checking pipework, checking flow and return temperatures and checking the expansion vessel pressures. As well as ensuring all connections are tight and there is no visible damage or build up on all parts of your system, for example cracks, erosion and leaks. If you do not require our solar thermal repair and maintenance services but feel you will benefit from our full service please don’t hesitate contact us.
As summer leaves and the winter months begin to approach your solar thermal panels might not generate enough heat from the sun to heat your water. So you will have to use your back up boiler to ensure you stay warm throughout the cold winter. If you are worried your boiler might need some servicing, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can arrange for a member of our team to visit and assess your boiler to ensure it’s in working order.
We have built a great reputation in Plymouth for providing efficient service with a personal touch. Plymouth has seen some harsh winters over the past few years and we wouldn’t want anyone to go cold due to a malfunction of their backup boiler.
Here at J. Clifton Boiler Repairs & Servicing our expert team can provide any information or advice regarding your solar thermal panels. Get in touch by giving us a ring and a member of our team will be more than happy to help with any concerns you may have.
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