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 take in this energy. That’s where we mention the SunSource® Home Energy System. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module collects energy and tranforms it into electricity that’s used mostly to power your HVAC equipment, such as your air conditioner and furnace. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 48 percent of the typical U.S. home’s energy usage comes from heating and cooling. Just consider this, even if your solar energy system only produces enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still likely cut your utility 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 devices you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, computers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is providing electricity to these devices, too, you’re considerably cutting back your dependence on the utility company. In fact, each month you may 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 necessary, and you’ll be credited for any additional power your system generates that is put back into the utility’s grid. Find out how these residential solar systems work. ENERGY STAR® qualified The Lennox® SunSource system reached ENERGY STAR qualification for meeting certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. You can tell 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 further reduce your utility expenses. Want a more detailed explanation or to see how these products can work for your home? Call Air Concepts of Middle Georgia in Middle Georgia at 478-200-5689 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.