Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a great investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it can require a bit of 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 Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service in Raceland. Just call or book your appointment using 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, which means the roof needs enough space that’s virtually shade-free to place the panels. Each module takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service representative will help determine how many solar panels you need to install to produce enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Raceland 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 need an elaborate new internet connection. It simply requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can utilize the system’s web-based performance monitoring abilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies commonly have solar rebates and incentive policies to help reduce 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 a cinch . We should also 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 Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service at 985-247-4040.