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Make the Most of Your Solar Panels with These 5 Tips

Auswell Energy shares these five tips to help maximise your solar panels’ energy.

You’ve just gotten your solar panels installed, or you’ve had solar panels for a while, but you aren’t raking in the savings. There’s more to saving money with solar panels than just installation. We’ll go over five simple solar tips to help you make the most of your solar panels and save money.

1. Use Appliances During The Day

Your solar panels will be the most productive during the day when the sun is out. So, take advantage of that! It’s better to charge your appliances like phones, laptops, and smartwatches and use heavier appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and driers during the day.

For example, instead of running the dishwasher at night after dinner is all finished, load the dishwasher and run it the next day when your solar panels are productive.

2. Avoid Drawing Energy from the Grid by Staggering Appliance Usage

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Despite having solar panels, you may have noticed that you’re using quite a bit of energy from the grid during the day. This could be because you’re using too many appliances at one time.

For example, you could be running the dishwasher and the washing machine at the same time, but your solar power system isn’t generating enough energy, so you end up drawing power from the grid. So, instead of that, you could start the washing machine at 10 am and then start the dryer at 11 am so that you aren’t using heavier appliances at the same time.

3. Heat / Cool Your Home During The Afternoon

The best time to heat or cool your home is early to mid-afternoon. This way you’re making the most of your solar energy and you’re not drawing energy from the grid.

4. Get a Battery

The best way to make the most of your solar energy and reduce grid power consumption is to get a solar battery installed. Before you install a solar battery, you should first check your energy consumption and how much solar energy you’re exporting to the grid. If you’re unsure if a solar battery is the best fit for you contact us and we can help you figure out the best solution for you.

If you’re on the fence about getting a solar battery, read our previous post Solar Batteries: Are They Worth It?  for more information.

5. Trim Neighbouring Trees and Clean Your Panels

Trees are beautiful, but sometimes the shade that they produce over solar panels can reduce solar energy production. Trees also house birds that can leave dirt and debris over your solar panels.

It’s best to get your solar panel cleaned every 6-12 months, and get your panels professionally checked every two years or so.

Our trusted experts will be able to support you in everything electrical, while offering trusted, lifetime advice. If you’re searching for general support or you have questions or you’re simply considering solar panels, please contact Auswell Energy today! Call us on 1300 287 955 or email us at info@auswellenergy.com. No matter your query, our team will be able to support you.

Auswell Energy specialises in solar power installation for residential properties on the Gold Coast, Brisbane & surrounding areas, including Tweed Heads.

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