Summertime brings lots of sunshine, especially for homes in California. Hiring a solar cleaning company before the summer season gets into full swing will prepare your home to be cool, energy-efficient, and aesthetically pleasing. Solar panels can get dirtier than homeowners may realize, so cleaning and maintenance will protect your home.
Here is some more information about installing and cleaning solar panels on different types of buildings and how cleaning them can prepare your home for the summer.
Residential Solar Panel Cleaning
Many homes in California have solar panels installed in order to maximize the fairly consistent sun. No matter where you live, working with a solar cleaning company will ensure that your home solar panels receive the most amount of sunlight possible.
Solar panel cleaning will help you lower home and energy costs over time. Because your solar helps to power AC, heating, and other mechanisms in your home, the more space available for the sun to hit means more energy for your home. Dirt spots, bird droppings, and hard water will block areas from receiving solar energy, which means you could be paying more because your limited panel space is working harder.
Summer is a great time to work with a solar cleaning company because of the less harsh weather and will help remove spring pollen. Summer solar panel cleaning can get scary when temperatures rise though, so scheduling a cleaning in May or early June in the mid-morning are the safest time.
Residential cleaning can be done by the homeowner, but professional companies often have more safety precautions to protect them. When you hire a solar cleaning company, you lower the risk of falling or injuring yourself while cleaning your roof.
Commercial Solar Panel Cleaning
Just like residential spaces, commercial buildings with solar panels will also need maintenance and cleaning services. The time it takes to clean these panels can take you away from your customers and other business needs. Sierra Vista Maintenance can help take this task off your mind. Hiring a solar cleaning company will save you time and money by allowing you to focus directly on your business.
Cleaning your panels on your business will help to extend the life of the panels to about 20-25 years. The longer your panels last, the more energy efficient your home will be. Cleaning them is worth the cost because you will not have to spend money to replace them.
Energy-efficient businesses are better able to serve customers which will propel your business forward. Frequent spot cleaning from a solar cleaning company will help you focus on the quality of your business rather than your solar panels.
How Solar Panels Help Your Home In The Summer
The summertime brings more natural light that your solar panels can turn into energy. Having them cleaned and removing build-up will give you more area that can receive light. Solar panels will have to work harder if they are coated in dirt and dust.
Many homeowners rely on their solar panels to run their AC in the summer as well. Clean solar panels will help keep your home at a controlled temperature and manage fluctuations in weather and temperature.
If you are looking into solar panels, having them installed in the summer is a great time. With more mild temperatures and fewer storms, solar cleaning companies will have an easier time putting panels on your roof. Sierra Vista Maintenance can install solar panels on homes of all different sizes. We know how solar can improve your energy efficiency and home functionality, so schedule a solar appointment sooner rather than later.
Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Solar Cleaning Company
Working with a professional when it comes to maintaining your home is a worthwhile investment. Solar cleaning companies can make your home look and function better after just a few hours.
There are many benefits of solar panel cleaning, but here are a few that are specific to working with a trained professional.
Lower The Risk Of Damage: Hiring a professional will save you from damaging your solar panels or your roof. Installing or cleaning solar panels on your own could lead to holes, cracks, or scratches that could make your home insecure. Hiring a solar cleaning company will limit roof and panel damage.
Personal Safety: Solar panels are located on the highest part of your roof, which means you will have to climb on top of the house in order to clean them. This can be extremely dangerous and you run the risk of falls and death. A professional will have safety equipment that can protect them while they climb on top of your home and leave you safe and protected on the ground.
Correct Cleaning Products Are Used: Professional cleaners are needed to properly clean solar panels. Household cleaners are not best for the glass and other mechanisms on solar panels. Working with our solar cleaning company will help you avoid scratches and sticky residue left over on your panels.
If you are looking for better-functioning solar panels, schedule an appointment with Sierra Vista Maintenance!