Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a smart investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it will 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton. 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, meaning the roof needs enough space that’s almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC representative will help you decide 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 Hamilton Homeowner’s Association, you could 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 just requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can take advantage of the system’s web-based performance monitoring abilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies usually have solar rebates and incentive policies to help decrease the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to know if the utility offers net-metering, which will enable you to get credit for extra electricity your SunSource system generates. Our team can help you find and fill out these forms. With these few steps, getting started with solar is a breeze . And we didn’t even mention the savings you’ll add up when the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns before your solar product installation, just call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC at 513-268-5164.