Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system to your home. What’s your next move? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Bountiful is easy. But if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 801-295-3357. Step 1: Call Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling in Bountiful for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll explain our detailed planning checklist to decide whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine whether your roof is big enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you choose how many modules you will need or want. Also, 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 discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Bountiful 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 paired with a broadband router to make use of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your representative at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test your home’s distribution panel to make sure you meet the product specifications. You may want to check with your utility company and see if a net-metering program exists. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for a portion of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company will also let you know whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s lots to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but after it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills get smaller. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling at 801-295-3357 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.