Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve decided to add a solar energy system. Now what? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Bishop is easy. But if you have additional questions, just give us a call at 760-784-9034. Step 1: Call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop 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 whether your roof is big enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your home. Also, your roof needs to be essentially clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and our professionals will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Bishop neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need an internet connection that’s always on 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 Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test 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 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 after it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills get smaller. Curious about how much you can save? Call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning at 760-784-9034 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.