Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve decided to add a solar energy system to your house. Now what? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Augusta is easy. But if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 706-722-5304. Step 1: Call Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning in Augusta 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: Find out if your roof is large enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you choose how many modules you will need or want for your house. Also, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and we will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Augusta 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 make use of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your professional from Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning 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 call your utility company and see if a net-metering program is an option. Net-metering lets you receive credit for part 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 a lot to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but when it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills get smaller. Curious about how much you can save? Call Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning at 706-722-5304 if you have additional 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.