Solar panels are, without a doubt, one of the wisest investments a homeowner can make. But, choosing to go solar requires a good bit of research. One of the things that may come across your mind while shopping is how much maintenance the panels on a solar system actually need. The good news is, they’ll need little to none.
That’s right, your solar panels can go 25-30 years with hardly any maintenance other than cleaning. Plus, your new solar energy system from Aurora Energy will come with a 25-year warranty, giving you peace of mind against any malfunctions. When it comes to basic maintenance, here’s what you can expect.
Cleaning Made Simple
In order for your solar system to work properly, those panels need access to sunlight. The more sun they get, the more energy they produce. Your panels will be positioned at an angle, making them prime candidates for collecting dust, pollen, and even little presents from birds and other animals. If you live in a dry, dusty climate, a quick but thorough spray down with your garden hose should be all that’s needed. If you want, you can use a little soap, but stay away from harsh detergents or bleach.
If you reside in an area with plenty of rain, you won’t have to do much to keep your panels clean, since the rain can take care of almost anything likely to collect on your panels. Although you may need to keep a closer eye on tree limbs and other potential debris that could fall during a storm and cause damage.
Keep it Safe
Safety is always the number one concern. If you don’t feel like you can safely clean your panels, contact your technician. They may be able to offer you suggestions to suit your needs. Never secure yourself to the panels as a safety measure, they probably won’t be able to hold your weight. Also, wait until the weather is good and your roof and panels are dry, not slippery. Ask a friend or family member to be nearby as you clean in case you should need help.
And there you have it! Solar panel maintenance couldn’t be easier. Are you ready to get started with your very own solar system? Contact Aurora Energy today and let our technicians walk you through the process.