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Maintaining your Solar Water Heating System

Maui Oceanfront Solar PanelsSolar water heating systems usually require very little maintenance.  However, if you do that little bit of maintenance the system can last 50% to 100% longer.  The recommended schedule is an annual service and a major tuneup every 5 years.

 Annual Service

There are two parts to the annual service, tank/panel flush to eliminate buildup of calcites and dirt and system inspection.  The flushing method depends on which part of the island you live in.  If you live in a part of the island with a lot of dirt in the water the Complete Flush is needed each year.  For most of the island only the Short Flush is needed for years 1 – 4 and the Complete Flush every 5 years.

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