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How to Maintain Your Solar Panels

How to Maintain Your Solar Panels

One of the benefits of having solar panels installed on your property is that they require very little maintenance in order to run properly. Solar panels are built to last and with the proper installation, they can be a source of energy for your home for decades.

However, you should be aware of some ways to keep your solar panels in good condition, as this can prolong their lifespan and improve performance.

Regular Cleaning

Cleaning is the most important way to maintain your solar panels. During bouts of rain, you won’t need to worry about cleaning, as the rainwater is sufficient for giving your panels a good wash.

However, if it hasn’t rained in a while or your roof gets frequently dirty with leaves or branches, you can take a hose and wash off your panels yourself.

Removing Debris

Along with washing off your panels, make sure to remove any debris that may be interfering with the setup of your system. Branches, toys, leaves, and other items may find their way onto your roof and get stuck in your panel setup. Solar panels are durable, so they shouldn’t be damaged by small branches, but inspect them every once in a while and after a storm to make sure no damage was done.

Managing Performance

A hands-off maintenance task is to make sure your panels are running how they are intended. Watch your energy bill to see if it goes up or down. Solar panels are meant to save you money on electricity, so if it’s not happening, speak with your solar panel servicer.

As always, if you have any concerns about your solar panels, whether it’s due to dirt, damaged parts, or inferior performance, contact a professional.

Our Team Can Help You Go Solar

The HedgeHog Electric team is here to help you go solar. Contact us today at (866) 605-2113 to get started on your solar project.

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