Solar water heating systems are definitely easy if we talk about built. You will be happy to know that repairing them is usually really easy. Unfortunately many people think that all can be done with ease although it is not always like that. Proper maintenance is always necessary to keep solar water heaters working well. This will cut down a lot on repair costs. In most cases the heater box has problems. In most cases repairs are over in one hour. You can use hand tools and the entire job can be done easily in the event that you reall know what to do.
If a solar water heater will also use an electrical source then a complication is usually serious. Fortunately energy is not utilized by most heaters. Leaks are actually quite common. You will most likely find them in storage tanks or in heat boxes. You can easily notice any leak of the tank but when talking about your heat box things are not this simple. In order to avoid repairs that would cost you a lot of money we recommend that you install at least one plastic lid on your heat box so that you can see any leak that appears. Whenever you find a box problem you will need to turn off your water supply.
Also, the whole system has to be dry. Then it is easy to remove the lid and un-mount the heater. One piece of wet and dry san paper is used to clean a leak area. Most leaks are fixed with the use of PVC sealers and added sealing tape. If the leak is big then there is a strong chance that you will have to cut the pipe and then replace it with one that is really good.
If the solar water heater system requires a more extensive repair then we recommend that you contact a plumber or an electrician based on problem noticed. While leaks are definitely easy to fix you can also find problems that are not. In the event that you are using a system that was pre-built we can not recommend that you make any change unless you do know all that you are doing.