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Making the Most of Your Solar Panels

Many homeowners are switching to solar to support their home’s energy needs through the power of the sun! Along with the benefits of ultimate energy independence and a minimized carbon footprint, those with solar panels also reap the benefits of lowered utility bills. There’s no better feeling than seeing the energy savings roll in after your panel installation.

With less dependence on your local utility grid, you’ll enjoy more savings and influence on your home’s energy costs. You can maximize your solar system’s energy output by following these simple steps. Keep reading to learn more about how to make the most of your solar panels.

Invest in Battery Storage

Battery storage and solar panels go hand in hand to alleviate your energy costs! Investing in a solar battery allows you to store excess energy your panels have generated to save for a cloudy day or use at nighttime. Instead of sending your extra energy to your local power grid, you can keep it for lower energy production days, allowing you to maximize your solar energy savings.

Say goodbye to the days of pulling energy from the grid and being hit with demand charges! Instead, add a battery storage solution to your system with our team at Smart Solar LLC.

Minimize Stress Put on Panels

While your panels constantly work to produce enough energy to power your household, it’s a good idea to be mindful of the stress you’re putting on your system. If you tend to run multiple major appliances at a time, try to use one or two simultaneously instead. It’s important to keep how many panels you have and their maximum solar energy production levels at the top of your mind when considering how many appliances to use at a time.

Any time you exceed the amount of energy produced, you’ll be charged for pulling power from the grid on your next utility bill. Know your panels’ expected production rates to help keep your energy prices as low as possible.

Keep Up With Maintenance

Like any mechanical system, your panels require minimal maintenance to continue generating power at an efficient rate for your home. Good news: solar panels require very little maintenance, so don’t fret! Our team at Smart Solar LLC can manage your solar panel maintenance and give you peace of mind that your panels are performing their very best.

Keeping up with solar panel maintenance ensures your panels are producing as much energy as possible and enhances the durability of the panels. Your panels were a significant investment, so you’ll want to make sure you schedule proper maintenance to keep them in good condition for years to come.

Conserve Energy

It’s never a bad idea to prioritize energy conservation! This is one of the simplest ways to lower your energy costs, and even the slightest efforts to conserve energy can reflect in savings on your next energy bill. If you’re hoping to see more significant savings, try using fewer appliances in your home. Hand washing dishes and hanging clothes to dry can be great appliance swaps that help you save. Always remember to turn off lights and appliances when not in use, as this is one of the most common energy-wasting habits!

Quality Home Solar Panel Services

Is your goal for the new year to start your solar journey? Trust your team of solar energy specialists at Smart Solar LLC to serve your energy needs! We’re proud to offer innovative solutions and seamless service to our valued solar customers in Thousand Oaks and beyond.

We look forward to serving your solar energy needs! Give our talented team a call at (818) 918-3037 or complete our online contact form for more information on our solar services.