Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve made the decision to add a solar energy system. Now what? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Utica is simple. But if you have additional questions, just give us a call at 586-731-0950. Step 1: Call Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Utica for a consultation, or set one up online. We’ll go through our detailed planning checklist to figure out whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine if your roof is large enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel takes up 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you choose how many modules you will need or want for your home. Additionally, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and our techs will perform tests to figure out your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Utica neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may ask you to submit your solar power plans before the system is installed. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need internet that’s always connected 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 professional from Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect your home’s distribution panel to make sure you meet the product specifications. You may want to contact your utility company and see if a net-metering program is an option. Net-metering enables you to 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 get smaller. Curious about how much you can save? Call Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. at 586-731-0950 if you have any 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.