Solar technology that is provided by air conditioning and heating contractors is becoming much more accessible to homeowners. However, many homeowners are hesitant to make the switch to solar power. This is often due to the myths that surround solar energy. Read on to find out information about how solar power works and why it can be an excellent way for you and your heating contractor to make your home more energy efficient.
Myth: Solar panels don't work on cloudy days
In truth, solar panels work as long as there's ultraviolet radiation available. Photovoltaic cells, which are what make up solar panels, react to ultraviolet light. UV rays pass readily through cloud cover and can provide the necessary energy for your solar panels to generate electricity for your home.
Myth: Solar panels are too big of an investment
One of the many factors that affect your home’s value is its energy efficiency, and solar power a great investment in your home. Solar power is a clean and renewable energy source that costs nothing outside of the installation of the panels themselves and begins paying for itself as soon as you start using it.
Myth: Solar panels will be difficult to care for
Solar panels require very little maintenance, as they contain no moving parts. They are resistant to the elements, even in areas that receive heavy snow, hail, or rainfall. In fact, simply rinsing off your solar panels with a garden hose is adequate to remove dust and soil and allow them to maintain a high collection rate.
Myth: Solar panels will not provide me with enough power at night
While it is true that solar panels will not generate electricity at night, they collect enough energy during the day to power your entire home throughout the day and night. Excess energy can often be sent back to your utility provider, who may even pay you for this service.
Greenwood Heating & Air would like to help you learn more about the truth behind solar energy and what it can do for your efficiency and savings. Visit our website to explore your solar options, or call us at (206) 734-3370 today.