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Solar Panel Maintenance in Northern California

Solar Panel Maintenance in Northern California

Oct 20, 2020


Do you want to improve the efficiency of your solar panels, and make them last longer? Regular solar panel maintenance from Energy Saving Pros will ensure that your system operates at peak performance year-round. Our maintenance plans include solar panel cleaning and 6-point inspections. Keeping your solar panels operating efficiently is our top priority.  Solar … Continue reading Solar Panel Maintenance in Northern California

What Is the Best Time of Year for Cleaning Solar Panels?

What Is the Best Time of Year for Cleaning Solar Panels?

Oct 10, 2020


Solar panels always work best when they’re clean. Dirty buildup prevents sunlight from striking your panels and limits their productivity. Regular maintenance from Energy Saving Pros will ensure that your system operates at peak performance. We offer solar panel cleaning in Sacramento and throughout northern California. Whether it’s removing springtime pollen or urban pollution, cleaning … Continue reading What Is the Best Time of Year for Cleaning Solar Panels?

Generator or Battery Backup: Which Is Better for Your Home?

Generator or Battery Backup: Which Is Better for Your Home?

Sep 30, 2020


Wondering whether a generator or battery backup is better for your home? Backup power is becoming more and more of a necessity in Northern California. Outages from wildfires, high winds, and storms combined with scheduled utility blackouts leave millions without power. You don’t have to live in the dark—Energy Saving Pros will help you find … Continue reading Generator or Battery Backup: Which Is Better for Your Home?

Will Solar Panels Work During a Power Outage?

Will Solar Panels Work During a Power Outage?

Sep 20, 2020


Did you know that when the power goes out, your solar panels get shut down, too? If your solar is tied to the grid, when the grid goes down, so does your solar. On their own, solar panels are not enough—if you want solar power during blackouts, you’ll need a backup battery for your array. … Continue reading Will Solar Panels Work During a Power Outage?

Solar Energy Solutions for Rolling Blackouts in California

Solar Energy Solutions for Rolling Blackouts in California

Sep 10, 2020


Blackouts are becoming a chronic problem in California, and many homeowners turn to solar power as a solution. However, if your PV system is tied to the grid, you’ll still lose power when the grid goes down. If you want to use solar power when the blackouts roll in, you will also need to invest … Continue reading Solar Energy Solutions for Rolling Blackouts in California

Backup Batteries vs. Generators – Which Works Best in California?

Backup Batteries vs. Generators – Which Works Best in California?

Aug 30, 2020


Backup batteries vs. generators—how do you decide which one is right for you? Backup power is becoming more and more of a necessity in Northern California. Power outages from grid failures, due to storms, high winds, wildfires, and other natural disasters, affect us all. You don’t have to live in the dark—Energy Saving Pros will … Continue reading Backup Batteries vs. Generators – Which Works Best in California?

What Is the Best Direction for Solar Panels to Face?

What Is the Best Direction for Solar Panels to Face?

Aug 20, 2020


The best direction for solar panels to face will depend on your location and on your energy goals. Some of the factors to consider when placing solar panels include latitude, amount of sun exposure, and the orientation of the roof. If you have a flat roof or install a ground array, you’ll be able to … Continue reading What Is the Best Direction for Solar Panels to Face?

How Long Will a New Roof Last?

How Long Will a New Roof Last?

Aug 11, 2020


Before addressing the roofing problem on your house, you’re going to want to hammer out some details. Does the roof need repairing or does it need a complete replacement? And if you do need a replacement, just exactly how long does a roof last? At Energy Saving Pros, serving Northern California, we are experts when … Continue reading How Long Will a New Roof Last?

How Much Can Solar Panels Help You Save on Your Energy Bill?

How Much Can Solar Panels Help You Save on Your Energy Bill?

Aug 10, 2020


How much do solar panels help you save on your energy bill? It might be more than you think! Renewable solar energy helps you lower your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. Whether your goal is to minimize your dependence on the grid or get rid of your electric bill … Continue reading How Much Can Solar Panels Help You Save on Your Energy Bill?

How Long Does it Take to Re-Roof a House?

How Long Does it Take to Re-Roof a House?

Aug 07, 2020


Heavy rainfall and wind storms can wreak havoc on your roof. And nowhere is that more common than in Northern California, where the rainfall is among the highest in the country. A leaky roof can scare away potential buyers, and can be a catalyst for a host of other problems. So when your roof needs … Continue reading How Long Does it Take to Re-Roof a House?