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Servicing your solar water heating panels

Posted by Gabriel Wondrausch on 5 April 2011 at 10:56 am

With summer coming, solar thermal panels will be working harder, so if you haven't had yours serviced recently, now's the time to think about getting it done. This video talks through what a  service involves for solar thermal panels: both evacuated tubes and flat plate.

It's recommended that you service your system every two years.

About the author: Gabriel Wondrausch is founder and director of SunGift Solar, which installs solar thermal and other renewable energy systems in the South West of England.

If you have a question about anything in the above blog, please ask it in the comments section below.

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vwbeetle

vwbeetleComment left on: 17 June 2011 at 2:37 pm

Thanks Cathy - East London :-)

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Cathy Debenham

Cathy DebenhamComment left on: 13 June 2011 at 3:25 pm

Hi vwbeetle

Can you say which part of the country you are in, and we'll see if any local companies volunteer to have a look for you.

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vwbeetle

vwbeetleComment left on: 12 June 2011 at 8:25 pm

We 'inherited' an evacuated tube system when we moved into our house a few years ago.  We had no manual or installer installation information so think it may have been a DIY enterprise by the previous homeowner.  Now the panel has developed a problem, we cannot find any company willing or able to service it - every one that has been contacted says they only service those they have installed.  Unfortunately this leaves us with a non-functioning panel.

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Gabriel Wondrausch

Gabriel Wondrausch from SunGift EnergyComment left on: 6 April 2011 at 9:48 am

A standard service would be £180 plus VAT

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Barry Nutley

Barry Nutley from Viridis Energie ConsultantsComment left on: 5 April 2011 at 11:49 am

What would you say would be a typical cost for such a service??

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