Solar Hot Water Systems: What You Need To Know

Updated: Aug 2



Solar hot water is a fantastic way to use free energy from the sun to heat your water. Indeed, in Western Australia with our warm climate and unlimited rays of sunshine, solar hot water systems are the perfect hot water solution. Although they save energy and are reasonably low maintenance, occasionally they can cause problems such as having no hot water on cloudy days.


So, if you have no hot water on cloudy days or are wondering why your solar hot water is tripping the electrics, don’t worry. Here at Verlek Electricians in Perth, we specialise in solar hot water repairs and solar hot water servicing and are experts at diagnosing and carrying out solar hot water repairs.


Below we explain a bit more about solar hot water systems, including the solutions to some of the most common solar hot water issues, such as why you have no hot water on cloudy days and why your solar hot water is tripping the electrics.


Who Can Repair My Solar Hot Water System, Do I Need A Plumber Or Electrician ?


Although solar hot water heating systems are reliable and usually require very little maintenance, occasionally you may experience a few hiccups with your system.


Electrical booster problems, such as circuit breaker tripping or faulty electrical components will require a qualified electrician to inspect and replace.

It is important to give your hot water solar heating system the care it deserves, not only to ensure its longevity and to keep it working efficiently, but to make sure that you have a continuous supply of hot water, we recommend that you hire a fully qualified and experienced solar hot water electrician to regularly service your hot water system.


Here at Verlek Electrical in Perth, we regularly carry out solar hot water repairs and solar hot water servicing. So, whether you have a single panel, double panel or commercial solar hot water system, Verlek can provide same day solar hot water repairs with up front and honest pricing and a full twelve-month warranty on works.


Why Do I have No Hot Water On Cloudy Days ?


Solar hot water systems absorb energy from the sun which then heats your water. All hot water solar systems have a gas or electric back-up system for when there are occasional prolonged periods of low sunshine to ensure that you do not run out of hot water and have no water on cloudy days.


When there is no water on cloudy days, the problem is rarely with your solar panels or entire system, but with the gas or electric back up. Normally it is down to a broken or worn part which simply needs replacing and can be fixed by any qualified electrician who carries out solar hot water repairs.


Why Is My Solar Hot Water Tripping The Electrics ?


It is always an unwelcome surprise when our electricity trips. It is particularly disconcerting when it results in cold water during shower time. There is a myriad of reasons why your solar hot water may be tripping your electrics, including sun damaged cables, faulty elements and thermostats. The only way to resolve the issue safely is to hire a fully qualified and experienced solar hot water electrician to diagnose and resolve the issue quickly.


How Often Should You Service A Solar Hot Water System ?


Many manufactures suggest a service interval of five years, replacing vital sacrificial anodes that prevent corrosion within the system and flushing calcium deposits from safety valves and panels.

It is also a good time to replace thermostats and electrical elements and parts that show signs of corrosion.

Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your solar hot water system operating and extending the life of your unit.

Verlek offer complete service packages to ensure your unit remains trouble free for many years.


How Can I Repair My Solar Hot Water System in Perth ?


Verlek Electrical Solutions are your leading solar hot water electricians in Perth. Not only do we specialise in solar hot water repairs and solar hot water servicing, but we also have many years of experience providing solar hot water repairs in Perth and have built an excellent reputation spread by many outstanding word of mouth referrals.


Our solar hot water electricians are fully qualified and can carry out solar hot water repairs in both commercial and residential properties. We also offer same day solar water heating repair service, a 12-month guarantee and up front and honest pricing with no call out fee.


So, if you have no hot water on cloudy days or your solar hot water is tripping your electrics, or are in need of general solar hot water repairs, please contact us to speak to an expert advisor today.


What Are The Benefits Of A Solar Hot Water System ?


Heating water in your home can be a costly process that requires both a huge amount of energy as well as a large chunk out of your wallet. It can also be very detrimental for the environment as in most homes the energy to heat hot water is generated from fossil fuels, including gas electric generation.


Solar hot water heating systems are a fantastic way to reduce both the cost and environmental impact of heating water for your home as they do not rely heavily on fossil fuels but use the sun’s natural energy to heat water for a large percentage of the time.


Moreover, by installing a solar hot water heating system in your home, you can not only heat your home’s hot water with rays from the sun, but simultaneously significantly reduce your monthly energy bills. Indeed, typical solar hot water heating systems pay for themselves in ten to fifteen years and require minimal solar hot water servicing or solar Hot water repairs.


A solar hot water system will also allow you to lower your domestic carbon footprint and do your bit for the environment, as solar hot water is a clean, renewable heating system that will reduce your carbon dioxide emissions. Moreover, a solar hot water heating system is low maintenance and with regular servicing it is rare that you will need to carry out any solar hot water repairs.


For more information on how economical solar hot water can help with reducing emissions, visit this link -

https://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/resources/technologies/solar-water-heating








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