Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve decided to add a solar energy system to your house. Now, how do you know where to begin? Thanks to our simple list, getting started with solar in Middletown is a breeze. But if you have more questions, feel free to give us a call at 302-658-2000. Step 1: Call Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to determine whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Find out if your roof is large enough and gets enough sun. Each solar panel requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you determine how many modules you will need or want for your house. Additionally, your roof needs to be mostly clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is ideal, and our techs will perform tests to discover your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Middletown neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may need you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need internet that’s always connected and joined with a broadband router to take advantage of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your professional from Schagrin Gas Company will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and test 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 enables you to receive credit for part of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company should also provide information on 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 decrease. Want an idea of how much you could save? Call Schagrin Gas Company at 302-658-2000 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.