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 Springfield is a breeze. But if you ever have questions, feel free to give us a call at 217-210-2662. Step 1: Call Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield for a consultation, or set one up online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to decide 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 professionals can help you choose how many modules you will need or want for your home. In addition, your roof needs to be essentially clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and our techs will perform tests to figure out your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Springfield neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power plans prior to installation. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need a constant internet connection and paired with a broadband router to make use of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your representative at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect your home’s distribution panel to make sure you have all the necessary 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 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 to get an idea of your savings beforehand? Call Bormida Mechanical Services Inc at 217-210-2662 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.