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Solar Power Basics – Caring for Your Solar Power System

Modern technology has thankfully become so advanced in solar systems that they are practically maintenance-free. However, it’s important to be familiar with any technological product in your home. This ensures that you have a basic understanding of what to do if any faults happen to occur.

When it comes to solar systems, it helps to be fully familiar with your system and how it works. Here’s exactly how you can look after your solar power system to make sure it’s always performing at its best.

Check the System is Working Before It Costs You Money

Sometimes, you won’t know something is wrong with your solar system until your next bill comes along and you have far more to pay than usual. A quick look at your inverter once a fortnight is all you need to do to check your solar panels are working. If the inverter isn’t turned on, or there is an error message displayed, then you will need to contact your supplier for assistance.

Keep Your Solar Panels Clean

Although most solar panels are kept clean by rainwater, some panels will build up enough dust and residue that they become a lot less efficient. If you are able to safely access your solar panels, give them a simple wipe over or hose them down. Make sure you don’t do it on a boiling hot or freezing cold day, as the fast change in temperature may cause the panels to crack.

Are Your Panels Saving You the Most Money Possible?

If you have multiple solar panels and there is a fault, sometimes only some of the panels stop functioning. Everything may look like it’s working. However, when your bill comes you might find you weren’t saving as much money as you were before. Checking the inverter panel will provide you with the information you need to make sure your solar panels are all working.

When Should You Get Professional Help?

If you’re unsure why your solar panels aren’t working or less effective than they should be, it’s important to contact a professional. Technicians who are experienced in solar power will be able to determine the origin of the problem and let you know whether the component needs to be repaired or replaced.

Get the Best Support with Weather Wizard

At Weather Wizard, we are experts in solar and are more than happy to offer you advice on maintaining your solar panels. We will even monitor your system regularly for you. If for any reason, it’s under-performing, our experienced technicians will be able to repair it for you. Weather Wizard prides itself on providing premium quality solar panels and honest, high quality service to our local Perth customers. Contact us today on +61 8 9302 2965 for more information.