So you decided to install solar panels on your home! Excellent decision, but now you might be faced with questions on what you need to do next? How do you care for your solar panels? Does this change depending on the seasons or weather? We’re answering all of these questions throughout this blog post.
How Often Should You Clean Solar Panels
Lucky for you and solar panel owners everywhere, solar panels don’t require much maintenance from you! At least once a year, we would recommend scheduling a cleaning for your solar panels, but that’s about it. Solar panels work best when they are clear and free of dirt so that they absorb as much of the UV rays as they’re exposed to - dirt and debris get in the way of this.
If you want to try your hand at cleaning them yourself, be careful. It’s important to know which methods to avoid. These include:
- Abrasive cleaning methods like steel wool or scratch pads
- Hard water - it will leave build up on the surface of the panel, affecting energy output
- Power washer - can damage joints in the panel’s frame or damage the panels themselves
If you don’t want to risk damaging your solar panels, trust the cleaning to the solar professionals at August Roofing and Solar.
Do Solar Panels Need to Be Inspected?
Yes, to make sure that your panels are operating at optimal capacity, we recommend scheduling regular inspections with our team. During these inspections, we’ll make sure that your system is in proper working order and that everything is functioning at peak capacity. This will ensure that your panels are generating the most energy and save you on repair costs down the road.
Ensure that your solar panels last their entire lifetime by investing in the proper care of them now! For any questions or assistance in maintaining your panels, don’t hesitate to contact our team! Either visit our website or give us a call at (805) 519-8099 for maintenance and service.