When you’re switching to solar power for your property for the very first time, it is very important for you to find a reliable licensed solar contractor to work with you. You must be sure that you’re getting the high-quality products and dependable services to ensure that you get the value of every dollar spent. After all, solar panel installation doesn’t go cheap. It is an investment that will certainly reward you with great returns over the years.
Because the Internet offers many resources on how to DIY installations of solar panels, many attempted to place the job on their own hands. While there are few who have succeeded with smaller solar installation jobs, there are many more who realize a little too late how much they’ve wasted their time, effort, and money on a project that must be done by professionals in the first place. To ensure that you’re getting the best kind of solar power source for your property, here are some tips you should keep in mind.
Hire a Licensed Solar Contractor
This is the first and most important part of the solar panel installation. Always work with licensed professionals because they know how to get the job done correctly and efficiently. They can recommend the best kinds of solar products you can use for your property. They will offer advice on how to properly maintain the solar panels and how to maximize its efficiency. Furthermore, these contractors will offer warranty coverage for your solar panels which can last anywhere from 10, 15 or even up to or more than 20 years!
Consider the Location for Your Solar Panels
Solar panels get their power from the sun, so you have to place it where they can get maximum exposure to sunlight. Even partial shades can lessen the efficiency of your solar panels, which is why most property owners choose to install them on top of the roof. There are others who build structures where solar panels can be placed on open yards or gardens. Furthermore, they must be placed where the panels will be safe from damage and/or vandalism. For instance, solar panels should not be placed beneath trees because fallen branches can damage them greatly.
Circulation for Solar Panels
One of the things many property owners do not realize when installing solar panels is that as much as you want it to get a lot of sunlight, you don’t want them to retain too much heat, especially when they’re placed directly above the roof. For instance, some opt for roofs made of solar panels and this is not exactly recommended by experts for the very reason that the heat will be trapped within the solar panels and will be distributed to the rest of your home. This will then result in your AC working twice as hard, which of course, will not be energy-efficient at all. It will contradict the very purpose of using solar panels to reduce energy costs.
By keeping the above tips in mind, you’re now one step closer to getting a more environment-friendly and energy-efficient property through solar power. If you’re from the Jacksonville area, we are ready to help you with your solar panel installation needs. Call us at 904-606-8404 for a free estimate!