Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve decided to add a solar energy system to your home. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to our short list below, getting started with solar in Bossier City is easy. But if you ever have questions, just give us a call at 800-COOLING. Step 1: Call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City for a consultation, or schedule one online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to determine whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine whether your roof is large enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel takes up 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you choose how many modules you will need or want for your house. In addition, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and our techs will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Bossier City neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need internet that’s always connected 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 representative at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect 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 available. Net-metering allows 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 once it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills get smaller. Curious about how much you can save? Call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning at 800-COOLING 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.