Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve decided to add a solar energy system to your house. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Carpentersville is a breeze. But if you have more questions, just give us a call at 224-699-9229. Step 1: Call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville for a consultation, or set one up online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to figure out whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine whether your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel takes up 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you decide how many modules you will need or want. 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 Carpentersville 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 a constant internet connection and paired 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test 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 an option. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for part of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company should also provide information on 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 get smaller. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc at 224-699-9229 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.