Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve decided to add a solar energy system to your house. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to our short list below, getting started with solar in Columbia is simple. But if you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 803-318-6995. Step 1: Call Alltemp Comfort Services LLC in Columbia for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to figure out 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 takes up 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you choose how many modules you will need or want for your house. Additionally, your roof needs to be mostly clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is best, and our techs will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Columbia neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need a constant internet connection and joined 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 Alltemp Comfort Services LLC will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and look at your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have all the necessary specifications. You may want to contact your utility company and see if a net-metering program exists. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for part of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company can also tell you whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s plenty to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but once it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills decrease. Curious about how much you can save? Call Alltemp Comfort Services LLC at 803-318-6995 if you have any 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.