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Schüco Slimline Package

Schuco solar thermal panel failure

kay1

Pros: effective before failure

Cons: fogged glass

I have four Schuco solar thermal panels which have been installed for less than one year.  After less than nine months one of the panels developed fogged glass over about one-half of its inside surface.  The appearance is of a failed coating.   As the fogged glass will reduce thermal collection efficiency, I asked my installer to examine and contact Schuco for warranty...
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Lifetime of Unit is Not As Advertised
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GE Hybrid Water Heater

GE Hybrid Water Heater

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Rinnai Tankless Water Heater Model 2532

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Schüco Slimline Package

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