Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered products to your home is a great investment that will help you become more environmentally friendly and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it can require some preparation prior to installing the system. We’ve mapped out the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with White Mechanical, Inc. in Rancho Santa Margarita. Just call or book your appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll go through our detailed solar planning checklist and determine 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 nearly shade-free to place the panels. Each module needs 15 square feet of roof space. Your White Mechanical, Inc. representative will let you know how many solar panels you need to install to generate enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Rancho Santa Margarita Homeowner’s Association, you could need to submit 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 an elaborate new internet connection. It simply requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can make use of the system’s web-based performance monitoring service. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies commonly have solar rebates and incentive opportunities to help reduce the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to know if the utility offers net-metering, which will enable you to get credit for extra electricity your SunSource system generates. Our experts 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 add up once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call White Mechanical, Inc. at 949-284-6382.