Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system to your house. What’s your next move? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in the Main Line is simple. But if you ever have questions, feel free to give us a call at 610-626-2540. Step 1: Call O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line for a consultation, or set one up online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to determine whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine if your roof is big 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 home. In addition, your roof needs to be essentially clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and our professionals will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some the Main Line neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power plans before the system is installed. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need a constant internet connection and joined with a broadband router to make use of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and look at your home’s distribution panel to make sure you meet the product specifications. You may want to call your utility company and see if a net-metering program exists. Net-metering allows you to receive credit for a portion 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 a lot to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but after it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning at 610-626-2540 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.