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!
Make Sure the Panels Are Unobstructed
Solar panels are fantastic components to help improve energy efficiency in your home since they utilize the free and infinitely renewable power of the sun. However, what if sunlight can’t reach your solar panels? Well, then you have an issue!
Of course, when you trust a team like ours for your installation, you won’t need to worry about this, but it’s still important to be aware of. Does your backyard have a lot of shade, like trees that are blocking the sun from fully reaching the solar panels? Shade, pulse things like dust, dirt, and even bird droppings can cause problems.
Basically, anything that obstructs your solar panels won’t allow for the energy savings you got the solar panels for. Now, we aren’t saying to hop up on your roof to take care of this–instead, we want you to give our team a call! We can’t help you eliminate shade, but if you suspect that this is a problem we can advise you on the next best steps.
Use Energy-Efficient Appliances and Equipment
Having solar panels professionally installed is already a great step in the right direction toward saving energy. However, it’s not the only thing you can or should do to conserve energy.
For instance, you might want to consider swapping out your incandescent lighting for LED lighting, as well as upgrading to energy-efficient appliances. This will all lower your energy consumption to get your utility bills as low as possible.
Have a Backup Battery Installed
A backup battery is a great way to ensure a great solar installation! Without this battery, any energy you don’t use on any given day goes back into the grid. However, when you have a storage battery, you can hang on to that energy and therefore spend less on your energy bills.
Keep an Eye on Your Energy Usage and Utility Bills
Going solar is highly recommended for most homeowners throughout the country! However, if you invest in this installation without ever giving it a second thought or looking at your utility bills to ensure that you are, in fact, saving money, then it might not be as big of a payoff as you expected.
Turn to your energy provider for your energy usage info to see where your energy is going. This will help you ensure you’re getting the best efficiency from your electrical system while using solar.