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 responsible and less dependent on the utility company. But it can require some preparation before the system can be installed. We’ve outlined the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with Mitchell Heating in Colorado Springs. Just call or set up an 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 almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Mitchell Heating representative will let you know how many solar panels you need to install to produce enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Colorado Springs Homeowner’s Association, you might 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 necessitate an elaborate new internet connection. It only requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s always on so you can take advantage of the system’s web-based performance monitoring capabilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies usually have solar rebates and incentive programs to help decrease the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to ask if the utility offers net-metering, which will enable you to get credit for surplus electricity your SunSource system generates. Our professionals can help you find and fill out these forms. With these easy steps, getting started with solar is easy . And we didn’t even mention the savings you’ll accumulate once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns prior to your solar product installation, just call Mitchell Heating at 719-596-6677.