Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve made the decision to add a solar energy system to your house. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Scottsboro is a breeze. But if you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 256-574-1300. Step 1: Call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro for a consultation, or schedule one online. We’ll explain our detailed planning checklist to decide whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine if your roof is large enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel takes up 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you determine how many modules you will need or want. In addition, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and our professionals will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Scottsboro neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need 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 combined with a broadband router to utilize the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and look at your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have the required specifications. You may want to check with your utility company and see if a net-metering program is available. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for part of the 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 once it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills get smaller. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. at 256-574-1300 if you have any 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.