Steps in the solar hot water series : operation and maintenance
"Periodic inspections and routine maintenance will keep your solar hot water system running efficiently for a long time. The overall system can last more than 40 years with proper care, but active systems have electrical and mechanical parts that will need repair or replacement before then. Active systems will require more frequent maintenance than passive systems, which are not recommended in cold climates. The Installation guide suggests sources for finding qualified companies and contractors. These professionals might also conduct system inspections and perform maintenance tasks. Read the owner’s manual and ask your system provider what upkeep is required. Hiring a licensed and certified contractor is recommended, but if you plan on doing the work yourself, the inspection list at www.energysavers.gov gives you an idea of what is involved for an inspection."--First page.
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