How Much Does It Cost To Repair A Solar Water Heater?


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Solar Water Heater Repair Costs

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Adding a solar water heater to the home can be a great decision. They are relatively easy to maintain, and they are a cost-effective way of getting the heating that you need for the water that you are using. It has the potential to provide a substantial amount of savings. However, as with most other pieces of equipment for the home, there may come a time when you need to repair the water heater.

Because it is a solar water heater, this means that not just any technician will do. You need to make sure that they have experience working with these types of water heaters. It might be a good idea to speak with the same company that took care of the installation for you. In fact, the unit or their work could still be under warranty. If you notice anything about your solar water heater that seems wrong, whether it is not providing enough heat or if it is making strange sounds, get it examined and fixed.

Solar water heater: by types of problems, and the costs charged on average for each of them, including the cost of the labor.

Item Cost
Replacement or motor or circulating pump $600
Flushing to remove buildup of minerals $150
Blocked pump $80
Replacing conductor rod $60


Other considerations and costs

  • If the solar water heater has been severely damaged or continues to have problems, replacing it might be a better option than continual solar water heater repair.
  • The cost of the repair will be based on the type of problem that needs to be fixed, as well as the type and size solar water heater you are using.
  • Solar panels depend on the sun, which means they will not be able to produce as much energy during cloudy days. This does not mean there is anything wrong with the water heater.

DIY considerations

  • The systems can be complex, and while basic maintenance might be possible, making actual repairs is not a good idea. Only those who have learned how these solar water heaters work and who know how to repair them should attempt to.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
How much does it cost to repair a solar water heater in your city?
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Cost by city

(Varies by type of issue)
  • New York, NY$530
  • Bronx, NY$436
  • Brooklyn, NY$363
  • Philadelphia, PA$453
  • Washington, DC$393
  • Atlanta, GA$356
  • Miami, FL$323
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$339
  • Minneapolis, MN$397
  • Chicago, IL$463
  • Houston, TX$478
  • San Antonio, TX$321
  • Austin, TX$363
  • Denver, CO$307
  • Phoenix, AZ$324
  • Las Vegas, NV$355
  • Los Angeles, CA$400
  • San Diego, CA$363
  • San Jose, CA$439
  • Seattle, WA$321

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