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 short list below, getting started with solar in Crestview is simple. But if you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 850-682-5509. Step 1: Call Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview 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 if your roof is big enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our team can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your home. Also, your roof needs to be essentially clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and our professionals will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Crestview neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power plans prior to installation. 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 professional from Gordon Air Conditioning 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 contact your utility company and see if a net-metering program is an option. Net-metering allows you to receive credit for part 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 lots to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but when it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills shrink. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Gordon Air Conditioning at 850-682-5509 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.