Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system to your home. Now what? Thanks to our short list below, getting started with solar in Plainfield is easy. But if you have more questions, just give us a call at 815-768-6656. Step 1: Call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield 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 has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you choose how many modules you will need or want for your house. Also, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is best, and our professionals will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Plainfield neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may ask you to submit your solar power plans prior to installation. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need internet that’s always connected and paired with a broadband router to take advantage of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your professional from PWA Heating & Cooling Inc will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and look at 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 can also tell you 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. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc at 815-768-6656 if you have more 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.