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 environmentally friendly and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it does require some 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 Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling in Bountiful. Just call or set up an appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll walk you through our detailed solar planning checklist and discover 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 nearly shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling representative will help determine how many solar panels you need to install to produce enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Bountiful Homeowner’s Association, you could 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 only 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 frequently have solar rebates and incentive policies to help reduce the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to ask if the utility offers net-metering, which will enable you to get credit for extra electricity your SunSource system generates. Our experts can help you find and fill out these forms. With these simple steps, getting started with solar is easy . We should also mention the savings you’ll accumulate once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling at 801-295-3357.