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 take in this energy. That’s where the SunSource® Home Energy System comes in. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module collects energy and turns it into 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 think, even if your solar energy system only converts 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 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, computers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is generating electricity for these devices, as well, you’re substantially 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 sweeter is that with net-metering, you can still take 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. Discover 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 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’ll save even more. Want further explanation or to see how these products can work for your home? Call Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount at 540-483-5605 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.