Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system to your house. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in McMurray is simple. But if you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 724-370-0141. Step 1: Call Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing in McMurray for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll go 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 determine how many modules you will need or want for your house. Also, your roof needs to be essentially clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and our professionals will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some McMurray neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power plans prior to installation. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need an internet connection that’s always on and joined with a broadband router to utilize the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing 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 contact your utility company and see if a net-metering program is available. Net-metering lets you receive credit for part of the 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 plenty to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but once it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing at 724-370-0141 if you have any 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.