Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system to your home. Now what? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Pacheco is a breeze. But if you ever have questions, feel free to give us a call at 925-233-6238. Step 1: Call Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to figure out whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Find out if your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel takes up 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you determine how many modules you will need or want for your home. In addition, your roof needs to be mostly clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and our professionals will perform tests to figure out your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Pacheco neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power plans prior to installation. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need internet that’s always connected and combined with a broadband router to utilize the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your professional from Clean Air HVAC will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have all the necessary specifications. You may want to call your utility company and see if a net-metering program is an option. Net-metering allows you to receive credit for part of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company should also provide information on whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s a lot to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but when it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills get smaller. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Clean Air HVAC at 925-233-6238 if you have more questions about getting started with solar. *Note: Most rebates and incentives that make a solar energy system more affordable are only available when you’re system is grid-tied.