Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered products to your home is a great investment that will help you become more eco-friendly and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it does require a little preparation before the system is installed. We’ve outlined the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount. Just call or book your appointment using 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, 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 Davis Heating & Air Conditioning representative will let you know 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 Rocky Mount Homeowner’s Association, you might 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 utilize 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 decrease 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 additional electricity your SunSource system generates. Our experts can help you find and fill out these forms. With these easy steps, getting started with solar is a cinch . And we didn’t even mention the savings you’ll add up after the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Davis Heating & Air Conditioning at 540-483-5605.