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 does require a little preparation before the system is installed. We’ve mapped out the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford. Just call or set up an appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll go through our detailed solar planning checklist and discover 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 requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. representative will help determine how many solar panels you need to install to generate enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Oxford 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 necessitate a fancy new internet connection. It simply 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 frequently have solar rebates and incentive policies to help reduce the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to see if the utility offers net-metering, which will allow you to get credit for surplus electricity your SunSource system generates. Our team can help you find and fill out these forms. With these simple steps, getting started with solar is a breeze . We should also mention the savings you’ll add up after the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns before your solar product installation, just call Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 662-281-1231.