Why Does My Solar Water Heater Suddenly Stop Working? 


If your solar hot water system suddenly stopped working, it might be because of a problem in any of the following: Power outlet and other electrical components  Water supply and pipes (e.g. clogs, corrosion)  External boosting system (gas or electric system)  Electronic controls  Circulation pump  Solar collector Storage tank  Controller  Valves  There are several potential problems and causes, which is why it’s important to contact a hot water specialist. This way, you’ll know the real problem

How Long Do Solar Water Heaters Last? 


Quality solar hot water systems can last for up to 20 years, compared to just around 10 years for gas and electric water heaters. In addition, you can save energy worth around $3,000 to $5,000 in the solar water heater’s lifetime.  About solar water heaters  Although they’re designed to be used with gas and electric systems, solar hot water heaters can cut your water heating energy costs by half. Further, it can also cut your carbon

What to Do When Hot Water is Not Working


If your hot water doesn’t work, you can do the following:  For gas water heater:  Check for gas leaks  Check the pilot light (relight it if it’s off)  See if the gas supply switch is turned off or damaged already  For electric hot water:  Restart your water heater  See if the thermostat works properly  Look if there any blown fuses (replace them if necessary)  Check if there’s a problem with the wiring and electrical connections  If

How Do I Choose a Heat Pump Water Heater? 


To choose the right heat pump water heater for your home, you should consider the following:  Your area’s climate  Your household’s hot water requirements  Electricity tariffs and rates in your area  About climate  Before buying a heat pump hot water, you should first consider your area’s climate. That’s because in general heat pumps work most efficiently in warmer climates. Heat pumps need the heat from their surroundings to get the water hot (they draw in the

Heat Pump Water Heater Pros and Cons


Heat pump water heaters have lower running costs than conventional hot water systems. However, those with heat pumps have higher upfront costs (they have higher installation and purchase prices).  How heat pumps save energy  Heat pumps have lower running costs because instead of generating heat, they move heat from one place to another. We can think of it as heat pumps extracting heat from their surroundings and using that to heat the water we need.  In

My Shower Water Doesn’t Get Hot, Why?


Perhaps there’s something wrong with your hot water’s temperature control. It could also be because of a burned out element (if it’s an electric water heater). Another reason is that the dip tube might have already deteriorated (which makes the cold water go directly to the hot water feed pipe instead of going to the burner to be heated).  Other reasons  To confirm the source of the problem, you can start by turning on every tap

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