Use Solar Products to Help Lower Utility Costs. When you’re using the sun’s energy to power your home, you’re going to experience lower utility costs. You just need 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 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 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 washing machine, or lights and any other devices 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 considerably decreasing your dependence on the utility company. Actually, you could 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 extra power your system generates that feeds back into the utility’s grid. Find out 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 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 paired 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 more explanation or to see how these products could work for your home? Call Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester at 859-745-1564 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.