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Solar System Service & Maintenance

Solar system leaking? Reshingling your roof?

Solar Ontario provides maintenance services for its own installations and for many other types of solar heating equipment.

We are familiar with many different models of solar heating equipment - some of which have not been available for many years, ie: Norsun/Nortec, Petrosun, Watershed, Solatherm, Solar Tech, Sunglo, etc. Sometimes it is possible to repair or rejuvenate obsolete solar systems, sometimes they are better replaced or removed entirely. (We have had more experience than we like removing obsolete solar systems - we would much rather rehabilitate a system - even if it is to serve a different purpose than what it was originally installed to provide.)

Solar pool heating collectors most often outlast the shingles of the roofs they are mounted on. We provide the service of disconnecting and removing the collectors so roofers can reshingle the roof, and then reinstall and reconnect them when the roofers are finished. (We don't recommend roofers be allowed to remove the collectors (and most often they don't want to!) - because they prefer to work with pitchforks and shovels - not the best instruments for removing solar collectors!!).

Solar Ontario also provides contracted maintenance services. Although solar heating systems normally require very little service, they do require some. Residential pool heating and domestic hot water systems should be checked out every 2-3 years. Collectors should be checked to verify the mounting systems are in perfect shape and piping connections are solid. Controls, sensors and wiring should be inspected to confirm they are in good condition and operating properly. DHW systems should have the fluid(s) volume and condition checked as well.

If you have a solar system that requires maintenance, contact us by email. Let us know as much about the system as possible - make, date installed, apparent problem. We will arrange for an inspection. Travel costs/expenses may be applicable depending upon the location of the equipment.