Do you want to make the most our of your solar panels in San Antonio?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. We are Apex Home Energy Savings, and we are dedicated to helping you save energy and, therefore, money in San Antonio. One of the best ways we can help you save more on a monthly basis is by installing a solar energy system on your home. Our systems are designed for maximum efficiency, but the experts at Apex will continue to monitor your solar power system to ensure that it’s working properly and helping you save as much as possible. Here are a few additional things you can do on your own to maximize the efficiency of your solar panels:
#1. Change the way you look at energy.
In order to maximize your solar panels, it’s important to try to get as much energy as possible out of them, which may require an adjustment in how you look at energy and energy usage. Doing things around the house to save energy, like updating your appliances to more energy-efficient models, or simply changing the way you use the energy in your home, like using one major appliance at a time instead of all at once, can go a long way to helping you reach energy independence.
#2. Use the bulk of your energy during the day.
Since solar panels draw energy from the sunny, you’ll get the most energy out of your solar panels during the day. If you have to do a load of laundry or use your hot water heater to take a shower, you’ll get more direct energy for those appliances if you use them during the daytime. Using the bulk of your daily energy during the day, while it’s free, is one of the best things you can do to cut costs and maximize your solar panels.
#3. Don’t let your solar panels get too dirty.
Solar panels have no moving parts, and they are almost maintenance free. However, the one maintenance task that you should perform regularly is to check that your panels are clean. When the glass on your solar panels is clean, it absorbs the sun’s rays more efficiently, but if it’s caked with dirt or covered in debris, it can prevent it from absorbing the sun it needs.
#4. Reduce the shade.
Too much shade, much like too much dirt, can reduce the efficiency in your solar panels. If your yard has a tree with branches that are shading your solar panels, a bit of tree trimming may be in order. Don’t let something as simple as an overgrown tree prevent you from making the most out of your solar panels!
One of the biggest benefits of installing a solar power system onto your home is the energy independence that comes with it. When you follow the above tips, you’ll get even closer to being able to fully rely on your solar panels for all of your energy needs.
Are you ready to start taking advantage of solar energy in San Antonio? Contact us at Apex Home Energy Savings today!