Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a great investment that will help you become more eco-friendly and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it will 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton. Just call or use our online scheduler , and we’ll come over to go through our detailed solar planning checklist and figure out 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, meaning the roof needs enough space that’s almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning representative will help determine 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 Buellton Homeowner’s Association, you might 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 a fancy new internet connection. It just requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can take advantage of the system’s web-based performance monitoring capabilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies usually have solar rebates and incentive policies 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 enable you to get credit for extra electricity your SunSource system generates. Our professionals can help you find and fill out these forms. With these few steps, getting started with solar is easy . We should also mention the savings you’ll accumulate after the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning at 805-242-9638.