The Importance of Keeping Solar Panels and Skylights Clean

Hobart Gutter Cleaning

At Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania, our services do not just stop at cleaning gutters. We also clean solar panels as well as skylights. In recent years, the adoption of renewable energy sources has gained significant momentum, with solar panels being one of the most popular choices for homeowners. Alongside solar panels, skylights have also become a sought-after feature that provides natural light. To ensure optimal performance and longevity, it is crucial to keep both solar panels and skylights clean. So, how can you do this?

Maximising Energy Efficiency
Solar panels are designed to harness sunlight and convert it into usable electricity. However, when dirt, dust and debris accumulate on their surfaces, this greatly reduces their efficiency. Regular cleaning helps to remove these obstructions.

Extending Lifespan
Solar panels are a long-term investment with their lifespan ranging from 25 to 30 years or more. Proper maintenance, including regular cleaning, plays a vital role in extending their life. By keeping them clean, you can prevent unnecessary wear and tear.

Enhancing Skylight Performance
Skylights make an excellent addition to any building, providing natural light and reducing the need for artificial lighting. However, like any other window, skylights accumulate dirt, dust and even animal droppings. This can be an eyesore that is easily taken care of by regular cleaning and maintenance.

Safety Considerations
Regular cleaning of solar panels and skylights also has safety implications. Accumulated debris, underneath solar panels and around skylights, can create a fire hazard, especially when the weather begins to warm up. By prioritising cleanliness, you reduce the risk which creates a safer environment.

The importance of keeping solar panels and skylights clean cannot be overstated. Remember, a little effort in keeping them clean goes a long way in maximising their potential and preserving their value.  

Need your solar panels and/or your skylights cleaned? Did you know if you book in a gutter clean at the same time as your solar panel clean, the price is discounted for the solar panel clean! You can get a free quote here or you can call 1300 654 253 to book in.

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