The ABCs of Solar Panel Maintenance
by Cody McGowan, on Sep 28, 2020 10:46:00 AM
Learn How Easy It Is to Maintain Your Solar Power System
It’s a common question we get. “How much maintenance does a solar panel system require?” When you’re spending money to install a system, you don’t want to waste time and money maintaining it. Both maintenance and repair costs are big factors in determining whether to buy a solar power system. Fortunately, Summit Solar sets your mind at ease.
From installation to maintenance to ongoing repairs, we make your life easy. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy energy savings with a solar panel system that’s virtually maintenance-free. Read our blog to discover the ABCs of maintaining your solar system.
A. No Moving Parts
Buy a car, boat, or home, and it comes with a lot of moving parts – parts that can break. Whether your car needs an oil change, your boat requires hull repairs, or your home’s plumbing has problems, there’s always something to fix with systems that move. That’s not the case with a solar panel system. It’s completely static, so it never moves. Solar maintenance and repairs are few and far between, which translates to savings for you.
The only “maintenance” you may need to do now and then is a spot check. For instance, if there’s debris on your solar panels, spraying it off with a hose is usually a quick fix. Otherwise, the panels provide consistent performance while you enjoy peace of mind that comes with am incredibly easy-to-maintain system.
B. A Well-Built System with High-Quality Products
Have you ever hired a contractor for a project, but you had to call them back to repair a mistake? It’s a common occurrence when homeowners use unqualified or inexperienced contractors. The same is true if an inferior product is used for a project. In a short time, the system will fail and require repairs.
Summit Solar has successfully installed hundreds of solar panel systems for homeowners throughout Illinois. At the same time, we are experienced roofers that understand how to accurately integrate the solar power system with your existing roof. In fact, we can make repairs on your roof or even replace it if needed. Most importantly, we use only the best products for your system with manufacturer warranties as long as 25 years. Add to that our 10-year workmanship warranty and our 5-year penetration warranty, and you can see why Summit Solar is the trusted company for a durable, airtight, and reliable solar panel system.
C. 24-Hour Monitoring with Our App
Summit Solar keeps all eyes on your system year after year. With our computer app, we monitor daily, monthly, and yearly performance to ensure your entire system is delivering the expected power to your home. If anything is out of the ordinary, we run a system performance check to identify trouble spots. Then, we address them quickly.
So, there is no need for you to get up on your roof to inspect panels. You also won’t need to manually calculate the flow of power into your electric meter from the panels. With the app, you can do everything remotely, and so can we. If we determine an issue, we take care of it, so you don’t have to lift a finger. It makes maintenance practically non-existent for you.
Would you like to learn more about installing a solar power system on your home? Call Summit Solar at 888-884-3557 or request a quote. We’re happy to answer any of your questions.