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 a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Great Falls is a breeze. But if you ever have questions, just give us a call at 406-761-SAVE. Step 1: Call Falls Mechanical Services LLC in Great Falls for a consultation, or make your appointment online. We’ll explain our detailed planning checklist to decide whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine whether your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel needs 15 square feet of surface area. Our experts can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your house. In addition, your roof needs to be relatively clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and we will perform tests to determine your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Great Falls neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may ask you to submit your solar power installation plans ahead of time. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need a constant internet connection and paired with a broadband router to utilize the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your professional from Falls Mechanical Services LLC 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 call your utility company and see if a net-metering program is an option. Net-metering allows you to receive credit for extra electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company will also let you know whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s plenty to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but after it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills decrease. Curious about how much you can save? Call Falls Mechanical Services LLC at 406-761-SAVE if you have additional 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.