Keeping your hot water flowing

Solar is a fantastic eco-friendly way of heating your hot water. Home Energy Group  ensures your solar hot water system keeps your hot water flowing efficiently with a range of repair and maintenance services.

Do you need help with the following:
  • System not working / generating heat
  • Noisy system (indicative of air in system or component failure)
  • Periodic antifreeze replacement (essential every 4 years)
  • Solar panel removal and reinstallation due to reroofing

Why choose Home Energy Group?

  • Free Assessment and Fault Findin
  • Free telephone or email assessment and fault finding. 
  • Experienced
    Over 20 years experience
  • Great Value
    We have local engineers dotted around Ireland and group call outs together to lower costs.
  • For dometic systems we cover the east coast of Ireland

Our Services:

Fault Finding & Repair Service

Sometimes, regardless of the care you take, things can go wrong with your solar thermal system. In these situations you can get in touch with us knowing that, with our local offices in the South East and our wealth of experience and knowledge of solar thermal hot water systems we will be able to get to you quickly to locate the problem and resolve it so that your system is back up and running as swiftly as possible.

Common problems we deal with:
  • Faulty pumps
  • Control unit and sensors failing 
  • Air locks / blockages with the pipework 
  • Leaking components ( pipework, expansion vessels) 
  • Leaking hot water cylinders
  • Storm damage
  • Loss of pressure
  • Panels being removed and reinstalled due to reroofing

Health Check & Antifreeze Change

All solar hot water systems use antifreeze as it's heat exchange liquid to protect it from freezing in the colder months. This liquid degrades over time and should be changed every few years so we recommend a Full Health Check every four years to review the system and check the quality of the liquid to ensure it is working as it should to protect your panels from low temperatures in the winter. During our 4 yearly assessment we will:

  • Inspect the solar array for any damage or material failure (if access is available otherwise from ground level visual assessment)
  • Inspect any visual pipework and insulation
  • Check the performance of all system valves and controls
  • Check the circulation of the system
  • Test the quality of the anti-freeze liquid
  • Drain down and dispose of old fluid where necessary
  • Supply new anti-freeze and recommission where necessary

Taking care of your Solar Thermal System

It is important that you give your solar thermal system an occasional inspection yourself to check for any obvious issues, and arrange regular check ups to  ensure that your system continues to work at its maximum efficiency and getting you the most out of your investment.

Keep Them Clean. The variability of The Irish  Weather is such that dirt and dust are not likely to build up on your solar panels, making them pretty much self-cleaning, but it is worth keeping an eye just to make sure that there is no build up of grime that can reduce the effectiveness of the panels. 

Look out for Over Hanging Trees. Keep an eye out for any infringing greenery that has sprouted up and may be overshadowing your roof and blocking the precious sunlight from your panels. (Make sure that you check with the necessary authority before you start lopping down trees!).

Cast an occasional eye over the system. Every now and again do a quick visual check to make sure there are no obvious faults. That there are no leaks around the joints (antifreeze has a distinctive pungent smell), that the pressure is as it should be, the fan comes on when it is supposed to, there are no obvious cracks or damage etc.

Get Regular Health Checks. Just like your car, your Solar Hot Water System needs a regular check-up to make sure that the system is operating as it should. Our experienced and efficient team of engineers are familiar not only with the systems that we have installed ourselves but also a whole range of different Solar Thermal Systems. They will use their knowledge and expertise ensure your solar energy system continues to provide you with plenty hot water, and ensure you enjoy all the long term benefits of a properly functioning solar energy system for many years to come.