Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered equipment to your home is a good investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on oil and gas. But it does require a bit of preparation before the system is installed. We’ve mapped out the steps below to help you make your home solar-ready. Step 1: Schedule a consultation with 1st Choice Service Group Inc in Asheville. Just call or book your appointment using our online scheduler , and we’ll go through our detailed solar planning checklist and figure out 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 1st Choice Service Group Inc representative will help determine how many solar panels you need to install to have enough energy for your home. Step 3: Investigate possible building restrictions. If you’re a member of a neighborhood or Asheville Homeowner’s Association, you could 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 just requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s always on so you can make use of the system’s web-based performance monitoring abilities. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies frequently have solar rebates and incentive policies to help reduce the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to see if the utility offers net-metering, which will allow you to get credit for extra electricity your SunSource system generates. Our professionals can help you find and fill out these forms. With these few steps, getting started with solar is a cinch . We should also mention the savings you’ll add up after the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns before your solar product installation, just call 1st Choice Service Group Inc at 828-551-2913.