Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve decided to add a solar energy system to your house. Now what? Thanks to our short list below, getting started with solar in Dallas is simple. But if you have additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 214-261-0034. Step 1: Call Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas in Dallas for a consultation, or set one up online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to decide whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine whether your roof is large enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your house. In addition, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and we will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Dallas neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need internet that’s always connected and paired with a broadband router to take advantage of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your professional from Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and look at your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have all the necessary specifications. You may want to contact your utility company and see if a net-metering program exists. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for a portion of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company will also let you know whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s plenty to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but when it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills decrease. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas at 214-261-0034 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.