Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered products to your home is a smart investment that will help you become more eco-friendly and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it can require some preparation prior to installing the system. We’ve mapped out the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Utica. Just call or use our online scheduler , and we’ll go 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, which means the roof needs enough space that’s almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 Utica Homeowner’s Association, you may 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 an elaborate new internet connection. It just requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s constantly on 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 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 enable you to get credit for additional electricity your SunSource system generates. Our professionals can help you find and fill out these forms. With these simple steps, getting started with solar is easy . We should also mention the savings you’ll add up when the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. at 586-731-0950.