Use Solar Products to Help Lower Utility Costs. Using free energy from the sun to power your house will substantially lower your utility costs. All you need is a system to capture this energy. That’s where the SunSource® Home Energy System comes in. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module takes in energy and tranforms 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 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 products 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, too, 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 better is that with net-metering, you can still take power from the grid if necessary, 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 reached ENERGY STAR qualification for meeting certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. You can see 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 used 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika at 334-524-2458 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.