Kelvinator solar hot water repairs &servicing Canberra & Queanbeyan.
Did you know Kelvinator warranties are among the shortest of all solar hot water system warranties?
If you live in Canberra or Queanbeyan and have a Kelvinator evacuated tube solar hot water system that is broken or not working efficiently, we can help.
When we are contacted about Kelvinator solar hot water repairs and spare parts, the most common complaints we hear are overheating Kelvinators, the splitting apart of Kelvinator evacuated tube collector arrays, rumbling Kelvinators on hot days and the loss of efficiency.
Overheating Kelvinator solar hot water systems
Overheating is caused by the collectors being installed at pitches lower than 45 degrees. Because the Kelvinator collector arrays are so efficient, they absorb more heat than many of their competitors. If hot water is not drawn off regularly through the hot taps, the system begins to boil.
This causes excessive dumping of water through the relief valve, rapid deterioration of sensors and can lead to pump failure. This can be fixed by increasing the pitch to between 45 and 55 degrees. This reduces exposure to the summer sun and increases exposure to the weaker winter sun. It also makes the system more efficient.
The splitting apart of the Kelvinator evacuated tube solar collector arrays
This normally occurs in really cold conditions and is likely a result of poorly made joints by the installer or a poorly fitted sensor. In most cases this can easily be repaired. The sensor should be installed so that it is secure with the sensor wire tucked away to prevent birds attacking it.
Rumbling Kelvinator solar hot water systems
This usually occurs when a hot tap is used on hot days. This sound is made by the flash vaporisation of water into super-heated steam. Kelvinator says this is normal. However, we believe it is not good for your system and reduces the life of the system. This can be addressed by increasing the pitch of the collectors or covering some of the array during the hottest months in Canberra and Queanbeyan.
Loss of efficiency of Kelvinator solar hot water systems
This can occur because of the unique design of the Kelvinator evacuated tube collector array. The array has a concave shaped mirror behind the evacuated tubes. This shape allows dust to settle and set on the reflective mirror behind the tubes. The result is less sunlight reflected towards the collector tubes. This can be fixed by regular maintenance .
Kelvinator solar hot water warranty
Like Solargain, the Kelvinator solar hot water warranty is among the shortest of solar hot water warranties. Kelvinator provide a 5 year tank warranty and a 5 year collector warranty. Most other brands will provide 10 year tank warranties and 15 year collector warranties.
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