Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a great investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on the utility company. But it can require some preparation before the system is installed. We’ve mapped out the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready.
Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. in Show Low
Just call or book your appointment using 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, 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 Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. representative will let you know how many solar panels you need to install to have enough energy for your home.
Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions.
If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Show Low Homeowner’s Association, you may 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 need an elaborate new internet connection. It only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can utilize the system’s web-based performance monitoring service.
Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies.
Utility companies commonly have solar rebates and incentive policies to help reduce the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to know 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. And we didn’t even mention the savings you’ll add up once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. at (928) 537-1803.