As the green movement gains momentum and more people are looking for eco-friendly ways to heat and power their homes solar energy systems are becoming more and more popular. There are a number of reasons why someone may choose a solar energy system for their home. For some, it is strictly a sense of environmental responsibility that makes them decide to go solar.
For others, it is a feeling of sustainability and independence that comes with being on the grid. Many people are simply looking for innovative methods and technologies to lower utility bills. Whatever the reason you choose to go solar in your Atlanta home, it is important that your solar energy system is installed, maintained and serviced only by qualified professionals such as those at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems.
Depending on how you have your solar energy system set up and what you use it for, professional maintenance will consist of different steps. You may have ductwork that will be inspected or a water heater in need of a tune-up. When it comes to the solar panels themselves, though, there is one basic maintenance step that you yourself can take to get the best performance possible from them. Simply keep your solar panels clean.
Solar panels are great because they have very low maintenance needs. Keeping them clean is a surprisingly effective, incredibly easy way to boost the efficiency of your solar panel system. Because of the way that they absorb solar energy the cleaner these solar panels are the better they are able to do their job. That is why it is necessary to keep them as clean as possible. Dirt and dust can accumulate on your solar panels, blocking the sun’s rays from their surface. Falling leaves may become lodged on them, and there is always the possibility of bird droppings to worry about. A quick rinse with a garden hose or a once-over with a squeegee can help eliminate these problems. Be sure never to use harsh detergents on your solar panels, as this can damage the cells.
If you have tracking panels on your roof you may require a bit more maintenance to keep your solar panels’ moving parts in good working condition, but for stationary panels, a quick visual inspection and regular cleaning will keep things operating efficiently. If you have any other questions about your solar panels be sure to call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems for answers. We’ll help you get the most out of your solar energy system at your Atlanta home.