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Solar Hot Water Services

Get your system serviced by local experts with over 40 years of experience.

If you’ve bought a Rheem, Solahart, Dux, Rinnai or Apricus solar hot water system and think it’s about time for some maintenance, give us a call. We can service it for cheaper than your original installer.

With over 40 years of experience, Gimpel Electrics are experts in efficiently servicing these systems. Our team holds a wealth of knowledge and expertise and is here to ensure your solar hot water system is up-to-date and functioning exactly how it should be.

Brisbane's Premier Solar Hot Water Repair Services

Our skilled technicians specialise in servicing and repairing a broad spectrum of solar hot water heaters. Facing issues with an ageing solar hot water system? We’re here to help identify and install a suitable replacement that aligns with your needs and budget. With the emergence of more energy-efficient or cost-effective heating solutions, coupled with incentives like the Australian government’s renewable energy scheme, upgrading your system can be a great idea.

When we service or repair your system, we’ll offer you transparent advice about whether a replacement is worth it for you.

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Split System Solar Solutions

The split system solar configuration puts solar collectors on the roof and the storage tank at ground level. As these systems age, some components may need attention or replacement. A simple diagnostic test—disconnecting the circulation pump from the control unit and connecting it directly to a power source—can help identify if the issue lies with the control box.

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Close Coupled Solar Systems

Close coupled solar systems feature both the collector panels and the storage tank mounted on the roof, creating an integrated, efficient design. Common maintenance concerns include the management of pressure limiting valves to maintain water pressure, ensuring relief valves function correctly after heating, and checking tempering valves for consistent hot water delivery. Close coupled systems also come equipped with a backup electrical heating element to guarantee hot water availability during less sunny periods.

What we do for your service

PTR Valve Replacement

Ensuring pressure and temperature regulation.

Anode Replacement

Critical for minimising corrosion and enhancing tank longevity.

Solar Panel Cleaning

Boosts system efficiency by optimising solar absorption.

Leak Inspection

We examine the tank meticulously for any signs of leakage.

Corrosion Check on Solar Panels

Evaluating panels for any external wear that could affect performance.

Connection Examination

Ensuring all system connections are secure and in perfect condition.

Element and Thermostat Electrical Testing

To verify the optimal functioning of key components.

Fluid Level Checks (Glycol)

For J or K type systems, ensuring optimal fluid levels for heat transfer.

Inlet Valve Cold Water Flush

Clears the system for improved efficiency.

Why you need our solar hot water services

Maintaining your own solar hot water system is a smart move to save you money.

Our maintenance services not only ensure you’re cutting down on expensive electricity bills, but also help reduce your carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions by confirming that your system is working as good as new.

If the components of your solar hot water system — such as its sacrificial anodes or tempering valves — are in need of servicing, give us a call. We’ll get your system back in working order in no time at all, and for a cheaper rate than the company that originally installed it.

Get in touch with an experienced electrician today

At Gimpel Electrics, we’re here to help you with all your solar hot water servicing needs. Our friendly team is just a phone call away.

Our solar hot water servicing process

Schedule your maintenance visit

The first step in ensuring your solar hot water system continues to operate efficiently is to get in touch with us and schedule a maintenance visit. You can call us directly or book a service appointment online. We're flexible and work around your schedule to find the most convenient time for you. We also ensure that the quote we provide is cheaper than that of your original installer, so you can get any necessary repairs done at a bargain price.

Comprehensive system inspection

Upon arrival, our experienced technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your solar hot water system. This includes checking your solar panels for any damage or dirt build-up that could impair their efficiency, examining your hot water tank, and ensuring all connections and pipes are secure and leak-free. We pay close attention to the details that matter most.

Efficiency testing

After inspecting your system, we'll perform a series of efficiency tests. These tests help us determine if your system is operating at its best or if there are areas that need adjustment. It's all about ensuring you're getting the most out of your solar hot water system.

Cleaning and repairs

Following inspection and testing, our team will clean your solar panels and any other components that may have accumulated dust or debris. If we find any issues, such as leaks or parts that need replacing, we'll discuss the necessary repairs with you. Our goal is to keep your system running smoothly, so we only use high-quality parts and materials for any fixes we may have to make.

System optimisation

With your system clean and repairs taken care of, we'll make adjustments to ensure it's optimised for maximum efficiency. This might include tweaking the angle of your solar panels or adjusting the settings on your system's controller. We make sure everything is set up perfectly to capture as much sunlight as possible.

Final report and recommendations

At the end of our maintenance visit, we'll provide you with a detailed report of our findings, the work we've performed, and any recommendations for future care. We believe in transparent communication, to ensure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your solar hot water system.

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Why pick Gimpel Electrics?

Experience and Expertise

With decades of experience under our belts, we are well-versed in all aspects of solar power hot water systems. Our team brings a wealth of knowledge to every service we provide, so we can ensure your solar hot water heater is functioning exactly how it's supposed to. We pride ourselves on staying ahead of the latest advancements in technology, so we can offer you the best servicing solutions available.

Cost Savings

Rising electricity and gas prices are a concern for everyone. Choosing us for your solar hot water system maintenance needs ensures your system's continued functionality, which significantly reduces your reliance on conventional electricity or gas hot water systems. This results in substantial savings on your energy bills. We also save you on your upfront maintenance costs by providing servicing at rates cheaper than those of your system's original installer.

Tailored Solutions

We recognise that each home and business has its own unique needs, which is why we offer our custom maintenance solutions for your solar water heaters. We work closely with you to identify any problems your system may be having, and make all servicing adjustments necessary to get it back to functioning just like new.

Reliability and Support

We provide ongoing support and maintenance services to ensure your solar hot water heaters consistently operate at peak efficiency. Our clients have trusted us for over 40 years because we stand by the reliability of our work and the long-lasting relationships we build.

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Our Frequently Asked Questions

Unlike conventional systems that rely on gas or electricity (which can be expensive and less eco-friendly), solar systems use solar panels to collect and convert sunlight into heat. This process is not only more sustainable, but can significantly reduce your energy bills, making it a highly efficient alternative to conventional hot water systems.

Yes, solar hot water systems can still function on cloudy days. While its efficiency might decrease slightly compared to sunny days, modern systems are designed to capture diffuse sunlight (the sunlight that filters through the clouds) effectively.

For longer periods of time with especially minimal sunlight, systems can be equipped with an electric or gas booster to ensure you always have access to hot water.

Solar hot water systems are relatively low maintenance. However, to ensure optimal performance and longevity, we recommend an annual check-up. This check-up includes inspecting the system’s components, cleaning the solar panels, and ensuring the system’s continued, efficient operation.

Our team is always ready to offer our comprehensive maintenance services to keep your system running smoothly — and at a bargain price compared to the rate your original installer would charge.

A well-maintained solar hot water system can last 20 years or more. The longevity of your system depends on the quality of the components, the calibre of its original installation, and regular maintenance. At Gimpel Electrics, we use expert servicing techniques to ensure your system provides a source of reliable hot water for many years to come.

Top-notch quality at a competitive price.

Book your site visit today

For your home, factory, or business needs — you can count on Gimpel Electrics for all kinds of electrical installations, upgrades, and repairs. Book our team in for a site visit today for unmatched quality.

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