Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Importance of Solar Maintenance

Every 3-5 years you should do a solar maintenance on your solar system. Much like a car needs an oil change every 3,000 miles to run appropriately and efficiently, a solar system needs a maintenance every 3-5 years as well to maintain its efficiency and longevity. Important corrosion protection and safety equipment components such as the sacrificial anode rod and P&T relief valves should be renewed during this time, along with a visual inspection of all other solar components.

You can't get tax credits for repairs such as repairing a solar tank, but replacing a solar tank can cost almost as much as a brand new system once you consider the tax credits, so once you've put the effort into purchasing and installing a new system, make sure you take care of your money-saving investment!

This is what could happen when maintenance is never done on a water heater...

TIP OF THE WEEK: DON'T SKIP OUT ON YOUR REGULAR SOLAR MAINTENANCE! Flush out your system annually and make sure you call us every 3-5 years to replace the important components!