Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system. What’s your next move? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Hudsonville is a breeze. But if you have more questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 616-669-3961. Step 1: Call West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Hudsonville for a consultation, or schedule one online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to decide whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine if your roof is large enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you determine how many modules you will need or want. In addition, your roof needs to be essentially 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 Hudsonville neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may ask you to submit your solar power plans prior to installation. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need internet that’s always connected and paired with a broadband router to take advantage of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your representative at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and look at your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have the required specifications. You may want to check with your utility company and see if a net-metering program is an option. 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 when it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills decrease. Curious about how much you can save? Call West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services at 616-669-3961 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.