Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a great investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on oil and gas. But it can require a little preparation prior to installing the system. We’ve outlined the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax. Just call or use our online scheduler , and we’ll walk you through our detailed solar planning checklist and figure out 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, so the roof will need enough space that’s almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning representative will help determine how many solar panels you need to install to have enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Colfax Homeowner’s Association, you might need to share 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 fancy new internet connection. It only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s always on so you can make use of 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 opportunities 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 allow you to get credit for extra electricity your SunSource system generates. Our experts can help you find and fill out these forms. With these simple steps, getting started with solar is easy . And we didn’t even mention the savings you’ll add up once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns leading up to your solar product installation, just call Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning at 509-397-3622.