Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . Adding solar-powered products to your home is a good investment that will help you become more environmentally friendly and less dependent on fossil fuels. But it will require a bit of 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 Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids. Just call or use our online scheduler , and we’ll walk you through our detailed solar planning checklist and discover 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, which means the roof needs enough space that’s nearly shade-free to place the panels. Each module takes up 15 square feet of roof space. Your Ilten's Incorporated 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 Cedar Rapids 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 need an elaborate new internet connection. It just requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s constantly on so you can utilize 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 offset the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to see if the utility offers net-metering, which will enable you to get credit for additional electricity your SunSource system generates. Our professionals can help you find and fill out these forms. With these simple steps, getting started with solar is a breeze . Don’t let us forget to mention the savings you’ll rack up after the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns before your solar product installation, just call Ilten's Incorporated at 319-208-3295.