Saturday, May 23, 2009
What maintenance is required for Solar Collectors?
Under normal conditions and circumstances, no maintenance of the system is required for several years. The life expectancy of the panels is over 25 years but the pumps, glycol water mix, and some valves will have to be changed at the end of their life time just like your present water heating system in use. Plan on a budget of $40 per year for these issues. The first repairs needed will not be for the solar panels, just the mechanical equipment in about 10-15 years.