Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system to your home. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Macon is simple. But if you have additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 478-784-1109. Step 1: Call Air Temperature Control in Macon for a consultation, or set one up online. We’ll go through our detailed planning checklist to figure out whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine whether your roof is big enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you choose how many modules you will need or want for your home. Also, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is best, and we will perform tests to figure out your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Macon neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. 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 professional from Air Temperature Control 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 call your utility company and see if a net-metering program is available. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for extra 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 Air Temperature Control at 478-784-1109 if you have more 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.