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. All you need is a system to capture this energy. That’s where a solar energy system like the Lennox® SunSource® comes in. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module collects energy and tranforms it into electricity that’s used mainly 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 converts enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still potentially cut your electric bill in half every year. However, the more modules you install, the more electricity you could produce. Energy that isn’t used for your heating and cooling systems 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 generating electricity for these devices, too, you’re substantially 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 better is that with net-metering, you can still take power from the grid if needed, and you’ll be credited for any surplus power your system generates that goes back into the utility’s grid. Discover 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 earned this title by looking for the blue ENERGY STAR label on the product’s packaging or website. When the solar energy system is paired with other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, such as our Lennox Signature® Series air conditioners and gas furnaces , you could save substantially more. Want more explanation or to see how these products will work for your home? Call Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust at 704-485-5506 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.