Solar energy offers many benefits, including the possibility to save a lot of money on your monthly energy bills and help Mother Nature.
These are some simple tips that will help you make the most of your solar energy investment.
1. Make Sure You Have the Right System for Your Home and Needs
Schedule an energy audit before you begin shopping for a solar power system for your home. An energy audit will help you determine your energy consumption and suggest ways to reduce it. An energy audit is possible even if you have solar panels for many years. This will help you assess if your system is adequate or needs to be upgraded.
2. Make Use of Your Solar Panels During the Day
Only sunlight can directly illuminate solar panels. You will need to rely on your batteries to power your appliances and gadgets as the sun sets. Your batteries will be depleted and will need to recharge throughout the day.
3. Make Your Appliances Work Smart
Your solar energy will be depleted if you run your appliances continuously throughout the day. This can cause unnecessary strain on your system and drain your batteries. Use your appliances sparingly, and, if possible, only one at a given time.
4. Clean Your Solar Panels
Your solar panels’ efficiency can be affected by dirt, debris, leaves, and sand. A rain shower can often eliminate most of the debris. Cleaning is required to increase the efficiency of your solar panels if there is drought or if they are covered with too much dirt and debris. However, cleaning solar panels on your own is dangerous and could cause damage. That’s why hiring a professional solar panel company like ESD Solar is the best solution!
5. Yearly Maintenance Schedule
A professional inspection of your panels and batteries at least once per year is the best way to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your solar energy system. Professionals can also spot minor damage before it becomes a major problem.
You can optimize the efficiency of your panels by scheduling an inspection and keeping them clean. Our solar experts at ESD Solar can answer any questions you may have!
This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is the top choice for the Best Solar companies in Colorado! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!