The correct installation of solar water heaters depends on many factors. These factors include solar resources, climate, local building code requirements and safety issues; therefore, it is best to have a qualified solar thermal system contractor install your system.
After installation, properly maintaining your system will make it run smoothly. Passive systems do not require much maintenance. For active systems, please discuss maintenance requirements with your system supplier and consult the user manual of the system.
Pipes and other traditional water heating components require the same maintenance as traditional systems. In dry climates where rain cannot provide natural washing, it may be necessary to clean glass windows.
The basic steps of a solar water heating system are:
Install solar collectors on the roof
Install solar water tank and heat exchanger
Installation of water pipes