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 the utility company. But it will require a little preparation before the system can be installed. We’ve listed the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield. Just call or book your appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll go 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, which means the roof needs enough space that’s virtually shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing representative will help you decide 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 Bakersfield Homeowner’s Association, you might need to submit 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 require a brand new internet connection. It just requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s constantly on so you can make use of the system’s web-based performance monitoring capabilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies usually have solar rebates and incentive programs to help reduce the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to see if the utility offers net-metering, which will enable you to get credit for additional electricity your SunSource system generates. Our experts 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 accumulate once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns leading up to your solar product installation, just call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 661-437-3499.