08 Jan Maximize Your Solar Panel’s Efficiency
Conveniently, you’ve installed solar panels and are now reaping the benefits of eco-friendly and low-cost energy for your home. Solar panels are a residual investment on your savings, but it is crucial to maintain your panels to ensure you continue to receive the maximum benefits they can offer. As professionals that certify in the maintenance and installation of solar panels, here are some best practices for keeping them clean and in good working condition and protecting your investment.
In order to retain the most out of your solar panels, Garabar recommends bringing our team in about once a year to have them professionally cleaned and inspected. Just like your car needing an oil change, If solar panels are not properly maintained, they can bring a halt to your energy savings and not last as long as projected. Thankfully, solar panels are incredibly durable. Most panels are made of tempered glass, anodized aluminum, and have limited moving parts. Due to this, they require only light maintenance and inspection. Garabar is continuously working in areas around Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton, so we are always a quick phone call away.
If you want to be more proactive, we also recommend, if it can be done safely, checking your panels once every three months to remove any debris and general dust build-up to guarantee maximum efficiency. Simply use a leaf blower or rinse your panels with a water hose to gently remove anything that could keep your panels from converting as much energy as possible.
It is important to note that when cleaning your panels on your own to not use the following:
- Hot water on cold panels (during Florida’s limited cool days)
- Car Wax
- Rock Salt
These materials can permanently damage your panels, roof, and electrical elements resulting in expensive repairs.
Is it time for your yearly cleaning and inspection? Give Garabar a call at (561) 290-2212, and we will make sure you continue to get the most out of your solar panels and energy savings.