Thermodynamics is the most recent solar technology to be brought to the UK market. In the early days there was not that many experience installers, so unsurprisingly the system broke down, then with the added problem of getting them fixed.
Fitted correctly the Thermodynamics runs 365 days a year and is capable of operation day and night and will operate in temperatures as low as -18̊ C.
As a result of the simple, sustainable product design, thermodynamic water heating systems need little maintenance. Since the refrigerant fluid circulates in a closed cycle, and does not degrade over time, so there is no need for refuelling. However if you suddenly lose hot water then there is obviously a leak or the compressor has failed.
Most people will call out the plumber who cant fix the issue. Usually needs a fully qualified F-Gas engineer who is experienced with the systems.Infrequent check-ups—once or twice every 3/5 years—may be beneficial to keep the system up and running in the long run.
The water tank that is connected to the system should be maintained as any other water tank: depending on the hardness of the water, it needs to be flushed every few months down to once a year. This should be done to pre-vent limescale build-up.
The thermodynamic panels themselves may be cleaned once in awhile.
Thermodynamic water heating is an excellent way of re-ducing your bills and your carbon footprint.
Maintenance for Thermodynamic Systems