Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system to your home. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Raceland is simple. But if you have more questions, just give us a call at 985-537-6795. Step 1: Call Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service in Raceland for a consultation, or set one up online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to figure out whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine whether your roof is large enough 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. In addition, your roof needs to be mostly clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and our techs will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Raceland neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need a constant internet connection and combined with a broadband router to make use of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your representative at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service 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 extra 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 shrink. Curious about how much you can save? Call Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service at 985-537-6795 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.