INVERTER REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENT
Need some help? We fix and also change inverters right here in Brisbane.Look here if you need Solar inverter repairs in Brisbane! Or may be its an inverter replacement you need and you don’t know who to call? We can check your PV set up as you may not need an inverter repairs. If it’s not, we can say what a solar inverter replacement cost will be and when it can be done. So if you are in Brisbane then give us a call. Maybe you saw your power bill was a lot more than it should be? If yes, then we may be able to help you! So for a free quote - click on the 'How Much Will It Cost' button!
Inverter On The Blink?
Can we fix it?Maybe you saw your power bill was a lot more than it should be? If so, we may be able to help you! If the cause is only a minor plug or a part, then the cost can be under $100. OK, that sounds good, so can it be repaired? The answer is, sometimes. To find parts for some older models can be hard so at times a new inverter is the only way. Sadly, this is true in fact for many that are out of warranty. The cost can add up on those sent for repair, also warranty is not long.
In each case it may not be the same, so just get in touch and we will contact you ASAP. We can give you a report for your insurer too, so you can make a claim. It might be that your inverter is still under warranty; we will help you free of charge to work out if it is and what to do about it.
Some Basic Troubleshooting
Let’s run through this checklist first, just in case you can ‘fix’ it yourself.
Shut Down The Inverter And Then Start It Up Again
This is the first thing to do before you do anything else. Close the inverter down and then start it again to see if this fixes the problem. It’s surprising how many times it does the trick!
Is The Inverter Screen Working?
If the display screen is not working, the next step then is to give us a call. There is nothing more you can do at this stage.
If you feel the problem is one you cannot solve, then call us for a service call.
Yes, It Is Working!
If the screen is working - Are there error codes on the screen? If so, the first thing to do is write them down in case the display also fails. You could look up your inverter’s user guide or check online to find out what these codes mean. Don’t worry if you don’t understand what they mean. We will know. At this point, call us to arrange a service call as there is nothing further you can do.
What Could It Be?
Often the fault is not with the inverter, and is in fact another part that has failed.
It might be a switch, cabling, connectors or the panels. A faulty system might be unsafe, so it will need to be shut down.
So Your Inverter Has Failed - Here are a few things to consider:
Keeping Your Feed-In Tariff
If you have a special feed in tariff, then using the wrong inverter might void it. Your power retailer in fact will have a reason to end the deal. If you have a larger system hooked up like this, then you might want to retain it. That's if in fact it is worth it. These deals were common at that time when systems were quite small. It might have been good once, but as power prices have gone up, the worth of these units has dipped. Also home use has often gone up too. In these cases, it may not be worth to just swap the inverter, but to swap out the lot. With the cost of systems dropping, you can in fact, can get quite a big rig for less.
What About Inverter Repairs?This is where you need to take care in order to work out to fix the inverter or not. Some well known firms promote low cost of Solar inverter repairs which at the same time can make sense. But are not worth it, even though some repairs are low, other costs and risks add up. It’s costly to have a sparky come to you twice, to take it away, then put it back again. In some cases you also need to pack it up and send it to the repair shop. So it’s easy to see that a chance on repairs has risk and little cover if it breaks down again.
Limited Warranty On Solar Inverter Repairs
Even the best in fact only give you a 3 month guarantee on their work. As a result, everyone knows, given the cost and hassle, this is simply not long enough to be any good. If these firms are so confident in their work, why don't they give you a proper warranty? Do you want to risk going through it all again, with what is likely old tech, AND also paying double? So as you can see, fixing your inverter is not worth the effort.
Fresh Is Better.A fresh warranty that would be. If you swap out the inverter, the warranty will be new again as well, so that gives peace of mind. If you think you may be in the home more than 5 years, maybe get a longer warranty. In fact you can extend your warranty for 5 years for not that much. If you still want to try your luck on inverter repairs, then give it a go. But there is risk you could be wasting your money. And that is quite the case with older units.
A New System Is Even Better.
So why get a whole new system, when I can just get an inverter replacement?
In the long run, to swap an old system for a new one can be better. This is because the installed price of a new system is a third to half of a new one. Also a lot of older systems are 2 kW or less, so it’s wise not to spend more on them. A modern home system is now 6 kW and will in fact give a much higher return. This will save you real money, isn't that why we get solar in the first place? At the start, if you do it this way the cost will be more, but the risk is less. While the other good thing is there is someone you can call to fix it. Get in touch so we can advise you as to which way might suit you best.