Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve decided to add 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 Moline is simple. But if you have more questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 309-762-3641. Step 1: Call Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline for a consultation, or set one up 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 big enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you choose how many modules you will need or want. Also, your roof needs to be mostly clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and our professionals will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Moline neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power plans before the system is installed. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need an internet connection that’s always on and combined with a broadband router to make use of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from Freed Heating & Air Conditioning will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have all the necessary specifications. You may want to check with your utility company and see if a net-metering program exists. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for a portion of the 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 shrink. Want to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call Freed Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-762-3641 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.