Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Sylmar is a breeze. But if you have more questions, feel free to give us a call at 818-370-7266. Step 1: Call American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning in Sylmar for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll explain our detailed planning checklist to figure out whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine if your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you determine how many modules you will need or want for your house. Additionally, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and our professionals will perform tests to figure out your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Sylmar neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may ask you to submit your solar power plans before the system is installed. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need internet that’s always connected and combined with a broadband router to utilize the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test your home’s distribution panel to make sure you meet the product specifications. You may want to call your utility company and see if a net-metering program exists. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for extra electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company should also provide information on whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s lots to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but after it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills decrease. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning at 818-370-7266 if you have additional 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.