Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a good investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on fossil fuels. 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 Service Plus Mechanical in Aurora. Just call or book your appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll go 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 takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your Service Plus Mechanical 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 Aurora 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 need an elaborate new internet connection. It just requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s constantly on so you can utilize the system’s web-based performance monitoring service. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies usually have solar rebates and incentive policies to help reduce the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to know if the utility offers net-metering, which will let you get credit for additional electricity your SunSource system generates. Our experts can help you find and fill out these forms. With these simple steps, getting started with solar is a cinch . And we didn’t even mention the savings you’ll add up after the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Service Plus Mechanical at 630-473-4749.