Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. You’ve decided to add a solar energy system to your home. What’s your next move? Thanks to our short list below, getting started with solar in Pocatello is simple. But if you have more questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 208-621-0129. Step 1: Call Vogts Heating & Air in Pocatello for a consultation, or schedule one online. We’ll go through our detailed planning checklist to decide whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Find out if your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you choose how many modules you will need or want. In addition, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and we will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Pocatello neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power plans before the system is installed. 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 representative at Vogts Heating & Air will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and look at your home’s distribution panel to make sure you meet the product specifications. You may want to call your utility company and see if a net-metering program is available. Net-metering lets you receive credit for a portion of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company will also let you know 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 Vogts Heating & Air at 208-621-0129 if you have additional 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.