Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system to your home. Now what? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Northwest Arkansas is a breeze. But if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 479-372-4304. Step 1: Call AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC in Northwest Arkansas for a consultation, or schedule one online. We’ll explain our detailed planning checklist to determine whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Find out if your roof is big enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel takes up 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you choose how many modules you will need or want for your house. In addition, your roof needs to be mostly clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is best, and we will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Northwest Arkansas neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power plans prior to installation. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need an internet connection that’s always on and combined with a broadband router to make use of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect your home’s distribution panel to make sure you meet the product specifications. You may want to call your utility company and see if a net-metering program is available. Net-metering allows you to receive credit for a portion of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company should also provide information on whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s lots to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but after it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Curious about how much you can save? Call AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC at 479-372-4304 if you have more questions about getting started with solar. *Note: Most rebates and incentives that make a solar energy system more affordable are only available when you’re system is grid-tied.