How to Maintain Your Solar Panels

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    Going solar seems very futuristic for many people, but the technology is here and expanding every day. Our Pickett Solar team is installing solar panels for new businesses and homeowners regularly and are here to help answer the questions you have about this energy source that is environmentally friendly and cost effective. One hesitation we hear is concerning the maintenance of the solar panels. We understand this is a concern since homeowners have to worry so little about their current energy source. As fragile as they look, we assure you they are durable and maintaining them may be easier than you think. By joining our VIP Club, we can maintain your solar panels for you leaving one less thing on your to do list!

    Regular Cleaning

    For solar panels to get the electricity you need, they have to be exposed to the sun’s rays. This is actually a large part of our evaluation when we propose a bid for solar panel installation. We want to make sure you are getting the most exposure on your roof without obstructions of any kind. This goes for regular maintenance as well. You will need to make sure any debris, leaves, and branches are regularly removed from the panels. A broom or blower can be a great tool to help with this. The task will become more difficult if you have a two story or taller home, but we can provide advice for how to best tackle this work. Unless there is a huge storm or a large branch falls, this only needs to be done a few times a year. Most other debris will blow off with the wind.

    Keep an Eye on Your Surroundings

    Trees grow and buildings get put up where there wasn’t one before. By keeping an eye on your surroundings, you will be able to increase the efficiency of your solar panels. If a tree needs a branch or two trimmed to maintain the amount of sunlight your panels are receiving, you can address that. If there is a larger issue, like a new building blocking the way, we can come reevaluate your best options, helping you get the energy you need for your home or business.

    Pickett Repair

    Occasionally a panel will need repair or replacement. Your investment has come with a guarantee and Pickett Solar can help you insure that investment lasts for years. Call our team at 713-352-7619 if you suspect there is an issue with something breaking. Additionally, we can show you how to monitor your energy production. If you see a decrease in your production, we can come out and check to see if there is something in need of repair.

    If maintenance is what is holding you up in regards to converting to or adding solar panels, brush your concerns aside. The maintenance is less than you would suspect. Call our Pickett Solar team for an estimate and evaluation for how we can change your electricity intake in Northwest Houston, today.

    September 2, 2021