Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a good investment that will help you become more environmentally friendly and less dependent on the utility company. But it will require a bit of preparation prior to installing the system. We’ve outlined the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with B & G HVAC in Marshalltown. Just call or use our online scheduler , and we’ll walk you through our detailed solar planning checklist and determine 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 nearly shade-free to place the panels. Each module takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your B & G HVAC representative will help you decide 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 Marshalltown Homeowner’s Association, you could 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 an elaborate new internet connection. It simply requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can make use of the system’s web-based performance monitoring abilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies commonly have solar rebates and incentive policies to help offset the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to see 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 few 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 leading up to your solar product installation, just call B & G HVAC at 641-752-3429.