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 our simple list, getting started with solar in Bakersfield is a breeze. But if you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 661-437-3499. Step 1: Call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to figure out whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Find out if your roof is large enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your house. In addition, 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 figure out your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Bakersfield 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 joined with a broadband router to take advantage of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your representative at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect 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 exists. 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 lots to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but after it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 661-437-3499 if you have additional 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.