Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a good investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it can require a bit of preparation before the system is installed. We’ve listed the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes. Just call or book your appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll walk you through our detailed solar planning checklist and discover 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 requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Total Comfort representative will help determine how many solar panels you need to install to generate enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Franklin Lakes 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 necessitate a fancy new internet connection. It only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can utilize the system’s web-based performance monitoring service. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies usually have solar rebates and incentive policies to help decrease 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 surplus 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 add up after the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns leading up to your solar product installation, just call Total Comfort at 201-268-5663.