Solar maintenance tips to take note of to promote the lifespan of your system.
Maintaining your solar system is important to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your investment. The good thing about solar systems is that they need very minimal maintenance. Generally, the rain takes care of the majority of the cleaning. However, there are a few tips we can offer you to keep your solar system running smoothly.
CLEAN YOUR PANELS REGULARLY
Cleaning your solar panels regularly will help them operate more efficiently and produce more energy. A simple way to clean your solar panels is to use a soft cloth and warm, soapy water. Be sure to rinse the panels well afterward.
MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR INVERTER
It’s important to check your inverter on a regular basis to ensure that it’s functioning properly. You can do this by checking the indicator lights on the front of the inverter. If any of the lights are not illuminated, you’ll need to troubleshoot the issue.
There are a few ways to get to the bottom of a malfunctioning inverter. The first is to check your solar panels to see if they receive power. If the panels are not receiving power, you’ll need to check the wiring to see if there are any loose connections.
Another way to troubleshoot a malfunctioning inverter is to check the solar system‘s output. Do this by checking the meter on the inverter. If the output is low, you may need to have the solar panels cleaned or replaced.
We recommend contacting your solar installer if you can’t rectify the issue yourself. Here at EFS Solar, we offer our clients a 10-year warranty on the inverter and a massive 25-year warranty on the solar panels. We also have a team of professionals available to answer any after-care questions or help troubleshoot any system issues. To contact one of our professionals regarding solar maintenance, please call us on 1300 911 736.
KEEP THE AREA AROUND YOUR SOLAR SYSTEM CLEAR
CHECK YOUR BATTERIES
It’s a good idea to check your batteries regularly. This can be done by checking the voltage of each battery using a voltmeter. If any of the batteries are not at full capacity, you’ll need to replace them.
Maintaining your solar system is a relatively easy task and just takes a bit of regular maintenance. However, by following the tips we’ve outlined above, you can ensure that your solar system runs smoothly and produces the most energy possible.
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