Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered products to your home is a good 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 outlined the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro. Just call or set up an appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll walk you through our detailed solar planning checklist and determine 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 almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. representative will let you know 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 Scottsboro 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 necessitate a brand new internet connection. It simply requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off 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 commonly have solar rebates and incentive opportunities to help offset the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to know if the utility offers net-metering, which will let you get credit for extra electricity your SunSource system generates. Our team can help you find and fill out these forms. With these simple steps, getting started with solar is a breeze . We should also mention the savings you’ll add up when the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. at 256-574-1300.