Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a good investment that will help you become more eco-friendly and less dependent on the utility company. But it does require a bit of 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 Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC in Vancouver. Just call or use 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, so the roof will need enough space that’s nearly shade-free to place the panels. Each module needs 15 square feet of roof space. Your Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC representative will help determine 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 Vancouver Homeowner’s Association, you might need to show them 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 require an elaborate new internet connection. It only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s constantly on so you can make use of the system’s web-based performance monitoring capabilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies commonly have solar rebates and incentive programs to help offset the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to know if the utility offers net-metering, which will allow you to get credit for extra electricity your SunSource system generates. Our experts can help you find and fill out these forms. With these few steps, getting started with solar is a cinch . And we didn’t even mention the savings you’ll rack up after the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns leading up to your solar product installation, just call Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC at 360-571-5100.