Protect those prized panels

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExterior

More homeowners are investing in solar panels. It’s a smart move financially and good for the environment. But without regular maintenance, the panels may not be bringing the same cost-savings they originally did.

Look for the following signs that will indicate your solar panels need cleaning:

MILDEW ON THE EDGE OF YOUR PANELS

If the edges of your panels are discolored or have dark spots, that could be a sign that you have a bigger problem. If mildew is growing on the face of the panels, it could be keeping the sun from getting to your system and not producing what it should.

ELECTRIC BILL

Have you noticed your electricity bill creeping up? You could be using more electricity, but it could also be due to dirty or damaged solar panels.

PANEL DISCOLORATION

If you can see your panels from the ground and notice some discoloration, then you might want to get them cleaned. Dirt, salt, bird droppings, mildew and road grime could be on the panels and block the sun’s rays from reaching the system.

MILDEW ON WALLS, DRIVEWAY OR HOUSE

Your walls and driveway get the same moisture and sunlight as your roof.

If you see mildew or discoloration on your walls or driveway, more than likely you have the same thing on your solar panels and it’s time to get them cleaned.

LOCATION

Location is a big factor in getting your solar panels cleaned. Homes that get sun later in the day, get rain more often or are close to the highway need to get their panels cleaned more frequently.

Houses in some areas should be getting their panels cleaned one or two times a year.

FLAT PANELS

Panels on a flat roof collect water, which causes mildew to grow much quicker and also collect dirt or pollutants from the air, which blocks the sun from getting to your system and producing what it should.

Clean Solar Panels Hawaii offers a full range of services to keep your system clean and running right.

For more information, visit cleansolarpanelshawaii.com or call 454-7565 for a free estimate.

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