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What is the Hot Water Solar Tune-Up And Why Is It Critically Important?

Thursday, November 3, 2016 20:44
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NUKE PRO: Exposing Truth Anti-Nuclear Information and Resources, and Disaster Preparation Planning: http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/ Very Important to do the Tune-Up at least every 3 years, to protect system and keep warranties in effect!

Please Respond by Jan 31, 2015 if you want to Get This Done

How is your New Years Resolution Going?    Either way, Resolve to take better care of your Solar Hot Water Solar. Scroll down to see what the tuneup is and why you should do it.   The tune Up gets you more energy savings and avoid huge surprise costs for component failure.

Doing the Solar Tune-Up is EASY!   It just takes an EMAIL or a phone call, and we will make it happen.

If you neglect your solar system, it will cost up to $1600 to replace your solar tank.    If your pressure relief valve doesn't work when it needs to (solar=high temp, high temp=high pressure), you can rupture up your house piping and if the piping is under the concrete slab, it can cost $8000 or more to fix.

Email (best) or call to be assured of a slot in the sale price.   

solar@pacific-energy.com

The tuneup takes about 3 hours, it is a serious service, It is 3 important parts, not JUST an anode change which some people pretend is a “tune up”.

 
Tune-up Extends System Life :P revents Rust Out and Prevents over Pressure Pipe BlowoutsIf you haven't done the solar hot water tuneup in the last 3 years……It is time for a Solar Tune-up.
You wouldn’t drive a brand new car for three years without performing the suggested maintenance, right? The same is true for your solar hot water system.

Hawaii’s water can be hard on hot water systems. The minerals in the water, primarily calcium (think coral) and Silicone (think sand) will come out and sit in your tank or plate out on your pipes and solar panels, especially at high temperatures.     A small investment now can prevent huge repair bills later.

Email to “solar@pacific-energy.com” to get a sale price slot for your 3-Year Tune-Up at this low price!
(or call 265-5971, leave a message any time, answered 8AM to 5PM, email is best)

We Highly Recommend The “3 Year Tune-Up”

 

There are THREE important parts that require periodic replacement, and we do a complete check on the system, controller, pump, valves.

1)      Sacrificial Anode Rod (keeps the whole system from rusting, just like a Zinc on a boat)
2)      Pressure and Temperature Relief Valve (P&T) – Keeps pipes from bursting in the house or under the slab
3)      Pressure Relief Valve – Same, keeps pipes and the solar panels from bursting, except up at the roof level.

Also–do you know—that you, the customer is supposed to be doing an annual flush of the tank and panels?    It only takes ten minutes?    Do you know how?    If not this is the perfect time for training or retraining, you just have to be there during the tune-up and the solar technician will show you how.

See picture below…a clogged up P&T relief valve.    This may not open, causing a house pipe to over pressure and rupture.

Tune Up example

Recently, we have heard about companies offering a “Tune Up” service, and offer to “inspect” the parts and replace if necessary.   We find this to be misleading, since you cannot inspect a P&T Relief Valve unless you shut down the tank, remove the valve, put it on a test bench, and test it. If it passes, they reinstall the old part back into the tank.
Does this make sense to you? Will they really do the test?   It is not possible for a service technician.

We always replace the P&T. If the P&T fails to operate when your tank gets hot and the pressure builds, that pressure might blow a hole in any of your pipes.Those pipes may be on your roof, or underground… Or under your house. If something were to happen, where would it happen?

 

Protect your solar investment and protect your home..

Our service includes 25 other service checks, check the temperature sensors, controller, pump, wiring, timeclock, valves insulation cleanups, and inspections to make sure everything is working the right way. 

And if you add Solar Electric (PV) through our companies within the next 12 months, we will refund the whole cost of the Tune-Up.
 

 

THIS TUNE-UP PRICING WILL APPLY TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS ON OAHU
PRICE IS GOOD UNLESS YOUR SYSTEM IS IN A TIGHT CABINET
 

3 Year TUNE-UP Preventative Maintenance— 28 Point  Solar Service including:
 
Replacement of (3) Three very important safety and Corrosion protection items:
1. Sacrificial Corrosion Preventing Anode (to reduce corrosion on tank and whole system)
2. Pressure/Temperature Relief Valve (to relieve pressure from within tank and panels, prevents your plumbing systems from getting over pressurized and possible rupture)
3. Pressure Relief Valve on the Panels for safety and equipment protection.
 Replacement of up to 8 feet of insulation at rooftop, if needed. Coat all insulation on rooftop with protective UV coating.
 25 additional little tune-ups, set point verifications, and system checks.
 Pricing based on good access to the tank. If the tank is in a tight closet or under-house, we may need additional time to complete the task, we may need to even drain and move the tank to allow the replacement of the anode, in these cases we charge $55 /hour for the extra work.

*This price is based upon an easily accessible water heater, if the heater is in a tight closet, or tight area, there will be extra costs.

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