Use Solar Products to Help 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 harvest 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 turns it into electricity that’s used primarily 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 think, even if your solar energy system only generates enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still potentially 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 products will be used to power other appliances in your home, such as your refrigerator and washing machine, or lights and any other items you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, cell phones – anything! Now if your solar energy system is generating electricity for these devices, as well, you’re significantly reducing 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 additional 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 earned ENERGY STAR qualification for meeting certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. You know 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 combined with other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, such as our Lennox Signature® Series air conditioners and gas furnaces , you’ll save even more. Want further explanation or to see how these products will work for your home? Call All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc in Reeds Spring at 417-739-4606 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.