Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered products to your home is a great investment that will help you become more environmentally friendly and less dependent on oil and gas. But it will require some preparation before the system can be installed. We’ve listed the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa. Just call or set up an appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll walk you through our detailed solar planning checklist and figure out 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 virtually shade-free to place the panels. Each module takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning representative will help you decide how many solar panels you need to install to have enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Odessa Homeowner’s Association, you may 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 a fancy new internet connection. It only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s always on so you can make use of the system’s web-based performance monitoring abilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies commonly have solar rebates and incentive opportunities to help offset the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to see if the utility offers net-metering, which will enable you to get credit for additional 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 easy . Don’t let us forget to mention the savings you’ll add up when the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning at 432-333-2208.