Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a great investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on the utility company. But it does require a bit of preparation before the system is installed. We’ve listed the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden. Just call or book your appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll 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, which means the roof needs enough space that’s virtually shade-free to place the panels. Each module takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your McFadden Heating & Cooling representative will help you decide how many solar panels you need to install to have enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Dresden Homeowner’s Association, you could need to share 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 an elaborate new internet connection. It simply requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can utilize the system’s web-based performance monitoring capabilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies frequently have solar rebates and incentive programs to help reduce the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to see if the utility offers net-metering, which will allow you to get credit for surplus electricity your SunSource system generates. Our team can help you find and fill out these forms. With these simple steps, getting started with solar is easy . We should also mention the savings you’ll accumulate once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call McFadden Heating & Cooling at 1-866-781-0111.