Jonas Energy Solutions Blog: Archive for the ‘Solar Energy’ Category

Can Solar Panels Be Repaired?

Monday, November 21st, 2022
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The sun is shining, your solar panels are drip-feeding energy into your home, but when you go outside and gaze upon your roof, you realize something. One of your panels is damaged. In fact, it’s actually bringing in less solar energy as a result. Can it be repaired?

It’s complicated. Oftentimes, solar panels will need to be replaced, but it’s not the case every single time. Let’s talk about solar panel repair and if it’s even necessary for a slightly damaged panel.

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How to Make Your Solar Powered Home Even More Efficient

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
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If you’re like many homeowners throughout Windsor and the surrounding communities, you might have already discovered the many advantages of having solar panels installed for your home.

You’re already saving energy, and therefore you’re saving money. But did you know that you could do even more to get even better efficiency from your home systems? Going solar is just the first step to optimal efficiency in your home.

What homeowners sometimes don’t know is that even with solar panel systems, HVAC systems account for almost half of an entire household’s energy usage. This is a lot! Most of that energy is used when your air conditioner, or heating system, cycles on. Considering what our weather is like, this means a good amount of energy gets used!

Read on as we uncover some fairly easy steps to how you can boost your home’s energy efficiency even beyond solar panel installation.

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Discover All the Benefits of Solar Power

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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One of the biggest questions homeowners tend to have about going solar in their homes is, “is it really worth it?” Our short answer is, “Yes, it is!”

In all honesty, will all the advancements being made in solar power technology even in just the last 5-10 years, it’s proving that it’s a great investment to go solar–especially for those of us living on the best coast!

If you’ve been considering choosing solar energy for your home, now is a fantastic time to do so. Read on as we go over some of the main benefits of solar power.

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What Kind of Solar Panels Are Best?

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
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Homeowners are often looking for ways to live “greener” here in the Lake County area, while spending less on their energy bills overall. This leads many people to look into the benefits of solar panels, and solar energy in general, to see how much they can save.

Did you know, though, that there are actually different kinds of solar panels? Roof-mounted tend to be the most popular, and you’re probably familiar with seeing them. For our primarily sunny conditions, they do tend to make the most sense.

But some homes have obstructions, whether it be chimneys, trees, or the like, that can impact how much sunlight is actually able to reach your solar panels. The good news is that you have two other options to choose from; the ground-mounted solar panel and the pole-mounted solar panel! Read on to learn more.

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What Type of Solar Installation Is Best for Your Home?

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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When it comes to installing solar, homeowners have found that it’s benefited them in a number of ways, particularly by allowing them to live more eco-friendly lives at as low a cost as possible.

But new customers might be hesitant to have solar panels installed, thinking their only option is to have them put on the roof. If they don’t want them on the roof for any reason, they may assume they have no other options, but this isn’t the case!

There is one other option–ground-mounted solar panel installation. This isn’t the right choice for all homes, but they can be a great option for many. Read on to learn more and give us a call to confirm which is best for your specific needs.

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How to Get Even More Efficient Solar Energy Use!

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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If you’re like many Lake County homeowners, you may have already discovered the many benefits of having solar panels installed. You’ll already have been saving energy, and thereby saving money. However, did you know you can do even more in order to achieve high electrical energy efficiency? Going solar is a great first step! You can take it even further.

What homeowners often don’t realize is that, even with solar panels, HVAC systems use up about half of an entire home’s energy use. That’s a log! Most of this energy is utilized when the systems cycle on. Considering our weather, this means a lot of energy is getting used. We’ll cover some relatively simple steps below on how you can help boost your home’s efficiency even further.

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How to Ensure a Great Solar Installation

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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If you haven’t gone solar yet, we are glad you found this blog post! Solar energy has become more and more popular for homeowners throughout Lake County and beyond. The reason for this is because going solar saves homeowners considerable money, plus it increases home value, and more.

But you don’t want just any company to install your solar energy system. You want a company that specializes in this installation and can help you make the right decisions for your home to get the most out of your solar power. Read on to learn more!

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How to Ensure Successful Solar Panel Installation

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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There are a number of factors that go into the successful installation of any appliance in your home, and solar panels are no exception.

For starters, you need a team who is experienced and highly trained to do the job for you. Secondly, you need that team to be able to advise you on where solar panels will be most effective–are the common roof-mounted panels best for your home or would ground or pole-mounted make more sense?

These are questions we can help you answer when we come to do an assessment. Read on for more details, and then give us a call when you’re ready to go solar!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Solar Energy

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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More and more homeowners are discovering the benefits of going solar. Not only does it allow you to use the free resource of the sun for your electric needs, but it helps save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars over the course of the years in energy costs when you run things like your HVAC system.

Still though, people are sometimes hesitant about going solar, especially when they look at the initial cost of installation. It’s not always the easiest purchase for most homeowners. The good news is, there are federal and local incentives to going solar, plus as we just mentioned, going solar will save you by way of energy costs.

We’d like to help ease your mind by answering some of the most common questions we hear about solar panel installation and using solar energy. Read on!

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Solar Panel Installation: Ground Mounted or Roof Mounted?

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Solar panels have been great for helping homeowners to live a more eco-friendly life, while enjoying comfort at the lowest possible price. However, when a homeowner goes to have solar panels installed, they oftentimes think that their only option is to have rooftop panels installed. While this does work in many cases, it can be harder for some home types to reap all the benefits that solar energy can bring from the roof—particularly if it’s a small roof space or not angled in an ideal way.

What many people don’t realize is that there is an alternative option! This option is ground-mounted solar panels. This isn’t the right choice for every home, but they’re the best choice for many. Read on to learn more.

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