Solar Thermal

Installation, maintenance and repair

A Solar Thermal System is an excellent way of using energy from the sun to heat up water. The concept is really very simple: The collectors (tubes or panel) absorb heat from the sun. The heated water then runs from collectors to the hot water cylinder. They are relatively simple to install and can be used to heat a domestic hot water cylinder to swimming pools!

Importance of maintenance

Solar thermal hot water systems have been around for some time now. They are now a tried and tested technology, but to get the best out of your solar thermal system there are some key points to remember:

Regular servicing

Many owners tell us that they had no idea that solar thermal panels need servicing. Just like your car, servicing on a regular basis is essential. There are components within a system such as the pump and valves that must be kept in good working order. Regular servicing minimises your running costs and maximises the amount of renewable heat produced and of course maximises the life span of the system.

Client base

Energie Solutions experienced, solar thermal engineers are able to service both flat plate and evacuated tube collect or solar thermal systems, even if it was not originally installed by us.

Our extensive client base consists of a wide range of property types and sizes, including private homeowners, landlords, commercial properties and social housing associations, facility and estate management companies.

Solar thermal service

As a general rule of thumb, a standard solar thermal service should include the following, amongst several other checks to ensure that the systems is performing correctly:

  • A visual inspection of pipework, insulation, collectors and sensors
  • Check of the systems’ hydraulic pressure
  • Check the level and quality of the systems’ antifreeze
  • Check the flow rate
  • Test of pressure relief valve

What is fluid in the system?

One of the most important aspects of your solar thermal system is the heat transfer fluid. You will need to replace the fluid every 5 years to ensure that the pH and antifreeze-protection levels are correct. Failure to do this can have serious costly consequences. The solar transfer fluid should NEVER simply be topped up, but the system should be flushed out, cleaned and then flushed with the new transfer fluid.

Energie Solutions have many satisfied solar thermal customers, many of which have signed up to our SOLAR THERMAL MAINTENANCE PLAN. For further information please call 01206 396901.

    Speak with our specialists

    There are plenty of companies advertising this service, but few trained professionals who carry out the work properly. Energie Solutions provide a cost effective proactive and reactive maintenance service. We offer a 24/7 telephone answer service.

      Ask us about our new monthly service and maintenance plan!

      Energie Solutions highly anticipated solar thermal monthly service and maintenance plan has just been launched and is already proving to be highly popular with customers! The cover is available to provide you with absolute confidence that your solar thermal system will be professionally maintained and, in the event of a fault, quickly repaired by our highly skilled engineers.

        Benefits of our solar thermal service and maintenance plan:

        • Spread the cost of your regular servicing through simple interest free monthly instalments
        • No scheduled servicing bills to think about, as well as securing today’s prices for the length of the plan
        • Minimise your running costs and maximise the amount of renewable heat produced
        • Maximise the life span of the system through regular servicing
        • Premium service levels at reduced parts and call out costs
        • Offers complete reassurance

        Repairs and replacements

        At Energie Solutions we have a fully qualified team to repair or replace faulty parts on most solar thermal systems. Although very reliable, sometimes solar thermal systems do need fixing. Our team at Energie Solutions can attend emergency callouts or complete routine repairs, covering all makes and models of solar thermal systems. In our experience there are a number of common problems that can occur throughout the whole system. These include:

        1. Pumps not working, working intermittently, noisy or not working to capacity.
        2. Re-gassing of the system to ensure efficiency
        3. Low pressure issues
        4. Leaks throughout the system
        5. Repair of the control centre
        6. Topping up of the antifreeze section of the system
        7. Power flush required air locks in any section of the system
        8. Corrosion in the immersion tank
        9. Coil problems

        System not installed by Energie Solutions?

        Not a problem – our service is available to any customer who has a solar thermal system. Call our team today!

        We will ask what the fault seems to be and visit your property to assess the problem, advising the best course of action. We provide you with the options available to you and leave you to decide. We have a number of local suppliers for parts, so we can usually fix the problem with the minimum of delay.

        For more information please call 01206 396901 or click to contact us.

         

        Regular servicing

        Many owners tell us that they had no idea that solar thermal panels need servicing. Just like your car, servicing on a regular basis is essential. There are components within a system such as the pump and valves that must be kept in good working order. Regular servicing minimises your running costs and maximises the amount of renewable heat produced and of course maximises the life span of the system.

        Client base

        Energie Solutions experienced, solar thermal engineers are able to service both flat plate and evacuated tube collect or solar thermal systems, even if it was not originally installed by us.

        Our extensive client base consists of a wide range of property types and sizes, including private homeowners, landlords, commercial properties and social housing associations, facility and estate management companies.

        Solar thermal service

        As a general rule of thumb, a standard solar thermal service should include the following, amongst several other checks to ensure that the systems is performing correctly:

        • A visual inspection of pipework, insulation, collectors and sensors
        • Check of the systems’ hydraulic pressure
        • Check the level and quality of the systems’ antifreeze
        • Check the flow rate
        • Test of pressure relief valve

        What is fluid in the system?

        One of the most important aspects of your solar thermal system is the heat transfer fluid. You will need to replace the fluid every 5 years to ensure that the pH and antifreeze-protection levels are correct. Failure to do this can have serious costly consequences. The solar transfer fluid should NEVER simply be topped up, but the system should be flushed out, cleaned and then flushed with the new transfer fluid.

        Energie Solutions have many satisfied solar thermal customers, many of which have signed up to our SOLAR THERMAL MAINTENANCE PLAN. For further information please call 01206 396901.

          Speak with our specialists

          There are plenty of companies advertising this service, but few trained professionals who carry out the work properly. Energie Solutions provide a cost effective proactive and reactive maintenance service. We offer a 24/7 telephone answer service.

            Ask us about our new monthly service and maintenance plan!

            Energie Solutions highly anticipated solar thermal monthly service and maintenance plan has just been launched and is already proving to be highly popular with customers! The cover is available to provide you with absolute confidence that your solar thermal system will be professionally maintained and, in the event of a fault, quickly repaired by our highly skilled engineers.

              Benefits of our solar thermal service and maintenance plan:

              • Spread the cost of your regular servicing through simple interest free monthly instalments
              • No scheduled servicing bills to think about, as well as securing today’s prices for the length of the plan
              • Minimise your running costs and maximise the amount of renewable heat produced
              • Maximise the life span of the system through regular servicing
              • Premium service levels at reduced parts and call out costs
              • Offers complete reassurance

              Repairs and replacements

              At Energie Solutions we have a fully qualified team to repair or replace faulty parts on most solar thermal systems. Although very reliable, sometimes solar thermal systems do need fixing. Our team at Energie Solutions can attend emergency callouts or complete routine repairs, covering all makes and models of solar thermal systems. In our experience there are a number of common problems that can occur throughout the whole system. These include:

              1. Pumps not working, working intermittently, noisy or not working to capacity.
              2. Re-gassing of the system to ensure efficiency
              3. Low pressure issues
              4. Leaks throughout the system
              5. Repair of the control centre
              6. Topping up of the antifreeze section of the system
              7. Power flush required air locks in any section of the system
              8. Corrosion in the immersion tank
              9. Coil problems

              System not installed by Energie Solutions?

              Not a problem – our service is available to any customer who has a solar thermal system. Call our team today!

              We will ask what the fault seems to be and visit your property to assess the problem, advising the best course of action. We provide you with the options available to you and leave you to decide. We have a number of local suppliers for parts, so we can usually fix the problem with the minimum of delay.

              For more information please call 01206 396901 or click to contact us.

              AWARD WINNING COMPANY

              Energie Solutions is a customer focused leading Renewable Energy company covering East Anglia and London.

              We provide our customers with long term cost-effective solutions on products that aim to reduce environmental impact and create eco-friendly homes, businesses and environments.

              Domestic

              Create an eco-friendly home with Energie Solutions. We offer a range of renewable heating options designed to reduce your environmental impact and lower your energy bills with low running costs.

              Commercial

              Reduce the cost of heating your commercial premises with a reliable and low maintenance heating system whilst improving the working environment and lowering your organisation's carbon footprint.

              Public Sector

              Our super efficient systems provide constant low-cost heating and high volumes of hot water as it's required, making them the perfect choice for busy buildings such as schools, health care organisations and care homes.

              Facility Management

              Energie Solutions offer a design and commissioning service for architects and builders, providing the support and technical advice needed when incorporating a renewable heating system into a project.

              What our clients say

              Very nice couple of chaps who carried out the work on our Solar Thermal System. Hopefully the sun will keep shining so it starts to generate some hot water. Thank you for your help.

              Solar Thermal Repair, Rayleigh, Essex

              We would like to praise your work and how efficient you were - you were really good and knowledgeable, we are very happy to have a working ASHP and would recommend you highly.

              M. O'Donnell
              ASHP Repair, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

               

              I would like to thank the team who carried out this work for the friendly and professional way that they went about the work, leaving everything clean and tidy.

              B. Howorth
              ASHP Replacement, Near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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