Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a smart investment that will help you become more eco-friendly and less dependent on the utility company. But it does 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 Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop. Just call or use our online scheduler , and we’ll go 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, meaning the roof needs enough space that’s nearly shade-free to place the panels. Each module takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning representative will help you decide 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 Bishop Homeowner’s Association, you could 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 brand new internet connection. It only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s always on 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 ask if the utility offers net-metering, which will enable 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 easy . We should also mention the savings you’ll add up once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning at 760-784-9034.