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 harvest this energy. That’s where the SunSource® Home Energy System comes in. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module harvests energy and converts it to electricity that’s used mostly to power your HVAC units, 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 possibly 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 washer and dryer, or lights and any other products you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, chargers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is generating electricity for these devices, as well, you’re substantially 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 utilize power from the grid if necessary, and you’ll be credited for any additional power your system generates that goes 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 know 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 combined 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 further explanation or to see how these products will work for your home? Call Paso Robles Heating and Air in Paso Robles at 805-203-8667 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.