Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve decided to add a solar energy system to your house. What’s your next move? Thanks to our short list below, getting started with solar in Lake Charles is easy. But if you have additional questions, just give us a call at 337-335-0992. Step 1: Call ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Lake Charles for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to decide whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine whether your roof is big enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your house. In addition, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and our professionals will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Lake Charles neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need a constant internet connection and joined with a broadband router to take advantage of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your technician from ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have the required specifications. You may want to call 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 can also tell you whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s plenty to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but once it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc at 337-335-0992 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.