Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a smart investment that will help you become more environmentally friendly and less dependent on the utility company. But it does require some preparation before the system can be installed. We’ve mapped out the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Temptrol Heating & Cooling Inc. in Antioch. Just call or use our online scheduler , and we’ll walk you through our detailed solar planning checklist and determine 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 requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Temptrol Heating & Cooling Inc. representative will let you know 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 Antioch Homeowner’s Association, you could 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 need a brand 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 abilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies frequently have solar rebates and incentive policies to help offset the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to ask 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 few steps, getting started with solar is a breeze . 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 Temptrol Heating & Cooling Inc. at 847-838-2156.