Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a good investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it will 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 ACS Heating and Air Conditioning in Tucker. Just call or use our online scheduler , and we’ll come over to go 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, meaning the roof needs enough space that’s almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module needs 15 square feet of roof space. Your ACS Heating and Air Conditioning representative will help determine how many solar panels you need to install to produce enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Tucker 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 a fancy new internet connection. It simply requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off 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 programs 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 allow you to get credit for extra electricity your SunSource system generates. Our professionals can help you find and fill out these forms. With these few steps, getting started with solar is easy . Don’t let us forget to mention the savings you’ll rack up after the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns before your solar product installation, just call ACS Heating and Air Conditioning at 770-450-1539.