Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a good investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it will require a bit of preparation prior to installing the system. We’ve mapped out the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville. Just call or book your appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll go through our detailed solar planning checklist and discover 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, so the roof will need enough space that’s almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc representative will help you decide 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 Carpentersville 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 make use of the system’s web-based performance monitoring abilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies frequently have solar rebates and incentive policies to help offset the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to ask if the utility offers net-metering, which will let you get credit for extra electricity your SunSource system generates. Our professionals can help you find and fill out these forms. With these simple steps, getting started with solar is a breeze . Don’t let us forget to mention the savings you’ll rack up once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc at 224-699-9229.