Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a great investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it will require a little preparation before the system can be installed. We’ve listed the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces in Alliance. Just call or set up an appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll go through our detailed solar planning checklist and figure out whether your home meets requirements for a SunSource® Home Energy System installation. Step 2: Determine the space and sunlight available on your roof. We install solar modules on your roof, meaning the roof needs enough space that’s almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces representative will help you decide how many solar panels you need to install to have enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Alliance Homeowner’s Association, you may need to submit your solar energy system installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Make sure your internet is solar-ready. Don’t worry – the SunSource doesn’t need a brand new internet connection. It just requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s constantly on so you can take advantage of the system’s web-based performance monitoring service. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies usually have solar rebates and incentive policies to help decrease the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to ask if the utility offers net-metering, which will allow you to get credit for surplus electricity your SunSource system generates. Our experts can help you find and fill out these forms. With these easy steps, getting started with solar is a breeze . And we didn’t even mention the savings you’ll rack up once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces at 308-646-3827.