Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve made the decision to add a solar energy system to your house. Now what? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Humble is a breeze. But if you ever have questions, feel free to give us a call at 281-713-8304. Step 1: Call Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble for a consultation, or set one up online. We’ll go through our detailed planning checklist to decide whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine if your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel takes up 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you determine how many modules you will need or want. Also, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and we will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Humble neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may ask 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 utilize the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your representative at Arrings A/C & Heating will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have all the necessary specifications. You may want to check with your utility company and see if a net-metering program is an option. 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 decrease. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Arrings A/C & Heating at 281-713-8304 if you have any 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.