When is it time to upgrade your home solar energy system?
As of 2019, over 2 million homes in the United States have switched to solar energy.
And if you’ve already installed solar panels on your home, you may be wondering what you need to do to keep your home solar energy system up to date.
Star Enrg of Delaware is here to help.
We’ll ensure your home solar energy system is performing efficiently and effectively. With that said, there are a few things to keep in mind when considering an upgrade to your solar energy system.
First, you’ll want to ask yourself if there are any changes to your energy needs since you first installed your solar panels. For example, have you added an electric car to your household? Are there any additional people living in your home? These situations may adjust your electricity needs.
Next, you’ll want to check how long you’ve had your solar panels, and if there’s any possibility of damage since installation. Have any branches fallen on your panels? Have you noticed a dip in energy savings? These could be indications that your system needs to be repaired or replaced.
We here at Star Enrg recommend upgrading your solar energy system if you fit into any of the following scenarios:
Your energy needs have changed.
When you first install your solar energy system, you may have needed fewer panels, or perhaps you wanted to spend less money upfront. But now you may need more energy to power your home or have the money to expand your solar energy system. And you could likely save even more money by adding more panels. Expanding your solar panel coverage will help you save month over month and increase the value of your home. Homeowners can consider adding roof panels or ground mounts to accomplish this.
Your panel or inverter needs to be repaired or replaced.
Most solar panels last up to 20-25 years without issue, but sometimes they need repair or replacement due to extreme weather or unexpected damage. Inverters, which convert solar energy into electricity, may need to be replaced sooner. When repairing or replacing one or more panels or inverters, it’s a good idea to check your entire system to see if any other areas need attention. Then you can rest easy knowing your home is effectively converting solar energy into electricity.
You want to upgrade your solar energy system to a newer model.
Some homeowners hopped on the solar energy train early on and have since realized they may need to invest in newer panels. If you’ve been thinking of upgrading your existing solar energy panels to something more efficient, we’d be happy to review the available options. There are plenty of newer models to choose from, and we can even provide a quote so you know how much the installation would cost.
There are several reasons to consider upgrading your solar energy system. At the end of the day, Star Enrg wants to be sure you have everything you need to make an informed decision. Our role is to help you find the perfect fit for your energy needs.
So contact us today to learn more about our solar energy solutions. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.