Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a good investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it does require a bit of preparation prior to installing the system. We’ve outlined the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in Crystal Lake. Just call or book your appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll go through our detailed solar planning checklist and discover 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, so the roof will need enough space that’s almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your Jett's Heating & Air Inc. representative will help determine 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 Crystal Lake Homeowner’s Association, you could need to show them 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 only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can utilize the system’s web-based performance monitoring capabilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies commonly have solar rebates and incentive programs to help offset the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to see if the utility offers net-metering, which will allow you to get credit for surplus 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 a breeze . Don’t let us forget to mention the savings you’ll rack up after the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Jett's Heating & Air Inc. at 815-459-4700.