Hello, I am new to the site, and also new to off grid living. I built a 526 sq. ft. house on 41 acres in central NY. I have 2 renergy 100 watt panels, a low to medium quality pwm charge controller, and a 428 amp hour deep cycle battery..........so my question is; I use very little power (which is a good thing) but therefore my battery is always full or slightly not full. I think I recall reading somewhere that a battery should be ran down to extend it's life? I have very little means monitalrily and would like whatever I have invested in to last as long as it possibly can. I don't plan on returning to the rat race! I was wondering if anyone had experience with this, and am also very thankful for a site like this. Thanks in advance.