Cooler weather: The Perfect Time to Maintain Solar Panels
Now that the weather is cooler, it’s a great time to get up on your roof and walk around to see what kind of tasks need to be completed. For example, if you never take a look at your solar panels, you will never know about a problem.
3 Tips for Solar Panel Maintenance
While solar panels are long-lasting and covered by warranties, you still want the best output for your investment. This means giving them a wipe-down periodically. First, examine your solar panels to determine if you need to conduct some maintenance. Doing something as little as every six months will maximize your investment.
- Clear Leaves Away: Getting through Fall means leaves are everywhere: in your gutters, all over the lawn, and crammed in the nooks and crannies of your solar panels. Take a rake or a soft mop with you on the roof and free the leaves from the solar panels. This will enhance the performance, allowing the panels to take in the most sun without any obstructions.
- Look for Nests: Birds like to build nests in cozy, quiet corners where they will not be bothered. The small gaps between your solar panels and roof can be a nesting place for birds. Clean away the nests and practice prevention. In addition, you can install spikes to keep birds from building a nest between your solar panels.
- Wipe Dust and Build-Up: Over time, a small film of dust and grime covers the solar panels. Unfortunately, the film of dust is enough to decrease the solar panel’s performance. For example, your solar panel may not take in as much sun because there is a shadow of dust over it. All it takes is a squeegee and some water to clear the solar panels from any dirt.
If you think about climbing up on your roof and shudder from the thought of falling, you can hire out solar panel cleaning services. A trusted team will know just what to do and treat your solar panels carefully.
Solar panel cleaning is a necessary chore. Take care of your investment by learning about the best ways to care for your solar panels. Contact New Day Solar a call for a free consultation: (855) 444-6329.
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