Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a great investment that will help you become more eco-friendly and less dependent on the utility company. But it will require a little preparation before the system is installed. We’ve listed the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco. Just call or book your 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, so the roof will need enough space that’s almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module needs 15 square feet of roof space. Your Clean Air HVAC representative will let you know how many solar panels you need to install to generate enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Pacheco Homeowner’s Association, you might need to share 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 necessitate a brand new internet connection. It just requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s always on so you can make use of the system’s web-based performance monitoring capabilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies commonly have solar rebates and incentive opportunities 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 professionals can help you find and fill out these forms. With these easy steps, getting started with solar is a breeze . Don’t let us forget to mention the savings you’ll rack up after the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Clean Air HVAC at 925-689-7017.