Lower Utility Costs When you’re using free energy from the sun to power your house, you’re sure to significantly lower utility costs. You only need a system to capture this energy. That’s where we mention the SunSource® Home Energy System. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module takes in energy and turns it into electricity that’s used mainly to power your HVAC units, such as your air conditioner and furnace. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 48 percent of a typical U.S. home’s energy consumption comes from heating and cooling. Just imagine, even if your solar energy system only generates enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still likely cut your electric bill in half every year. However, the more modules you install, the more electricity you could create. Energy that isn’t used for your heating and cooling equipment will be used to power other appliances in your home, such as your refrigerator and oven, or lights and any other items you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, computers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is generating electricity for these devices, as well, you’re considerably cutting back your dependence on the utility company. Actually, you could find yourself paying less and less to the utility company at all. What’s even nicer is that with net-metering, you can still use power from the grid if you need to, and you’ll be credited for any surplus power your system generates that is put back into the utility’s grid. Learn how these residential solar systems work. ENERGY STAR® qualified The Lennox® SunSource system received ENERGY STAR qualification for meeting certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. You can see which have received this title by looking for the blue ENERGY STAR label on the product’s packaging or website. When the solar energy system is used with other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, such as our Lennox Signature® Series air conditioners and gas furnaces , you could save substantially more. Want further explanation or to see how these products can work for your home? Call Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario at 541-286-6602 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.