Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a smart investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on the utility company. But it does require a bit of preparation before the system can be installed. We’ve outlined the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee. Just call or use 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, which means the roof needs enough space that’s nearly shade-free to place the panels. Each module takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. representative will help determine 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 Muskogee Homeowner’s Association, you might need to submit 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 necessitate a brand new internet connection. It only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can take advantage of the system’s web-based performance monitoring capabilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies frequently have solar rebates and incentive programs to help offset the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to know if the utility offers net-metering, which will allow you to get credit for additional electricity your SunSource system generates. Our team can help you find and fill out these forms. With these easy steps, getting started with solar is a cinch . Don’t let us forget to mention the savings you’ll rack up when the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. at 918-682-8238.