Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a good investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on oil and gas. But it can require a bit of 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 Air Max HVAC Inc in Thousand Oaks. Just call or use our online scheduler , and we’ll come over to 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, meaning the roof needs enough space that’s virtually shade-free to place the panels. Each module takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your Air Max HVAC Inc representative will help determine 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 Thousand Oaks 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 fancy new internet connection. It just requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s always on so you can utilize 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 programs 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 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 . We should also mention the savings you’ll accumulate after the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns leading up to your solar product installation, just call Air Max HVAC Inc at 805-217-8662.