Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a good investment that will help you become more environmentally friendly and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it can require a little preparation before the system is installed. We’ve mapped out the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in Drexel Hill. Just call or book your appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll come over to go 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, meaning the roof needs enough space that’s virtually shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning representative will help you decide how many solar panels you need to install to generate enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Drexel Hill Homeowner’s Association, you might need to show them 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 need a brand new internet connection. It only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can take advantage of the system’s web-based performance monitoring abilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies usually have solar rebates and incentive policies 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 enable you to get credit for surplus electricity your SunSource system generates. Our experts can help you find and fill out these forms. With these easy steps, getting started with solar is easy . We should also mention the savings you’ll rack up once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns leading up to your solar product installation, just call O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning at 610-257-7035.