Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve made the decision to add a solar energy system. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Genoa is a breeze. But if you have more questions, just give us a call at 847-293-0047. Step 1: Call Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll explain our detailed planning checklist to decide 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 needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your house. Additionally, your roof needs to be essentially clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and we will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Genoa neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power plans prior to installation. 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 technician from Assured Appliance and Heating & Air 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 available. Net-metering allows 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 a lot 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 Assured Appliance and Heating & Air at 847-293-0047 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.