Getting Started with Solar Solutions has Never Been Easier. Adding solar-powered systems to your home is a smart investment that will help you become more environmentally responsible and less dependent on oil and gas. But it does require a little 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 Scott Temperature in Lawrence. 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, so the roof will need enough space that’s almost shade-free to place the panels. Each module requires 15 square feet of roof space. Your Scott Temperature representative will let you know 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 Lawrence Homeowner’s Association, you may need to share 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 require a fancy new internet connection. It just requires an internet connection with a broadband router that’s never turns off so you can make use of the system’s web-based performance monitoring service. Step 5: Call your utility company to learn about solar programs and policies. Utility companies frequently have solar rebates and incentive programs to help decrease the cost of installing a solar energy system. You’ll also want to know if the utility offers net-metering, which will allow you to get credit for additional electricity your SunSource system generates. Our experts can help you find and fill out these forms. With these few steps, getting started with solar is easy . Don’t let us forget to mention the savings you’ll accumulate once the system is in place. If you have other questions or concerns before your solar product installation, just call Scott Temperature at 785-843-2244.