Lower Utility Costs Using free energy from the sun to power your house will substantially lower your utility costs. You only need a system to take in this energy. That’s where we mention the SunSource® Home Energy System. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module collects energy and converts it to electricity that’s used mostly to power your HVAC systems, 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 produces 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 create. Energy that isn’t used for your heating and cooling equipment will be used to power other appliances in your home, such as your refrigerator and washing machine, or lights and any other products you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, chargers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is producing electricity for these devices, also, you’re significantly 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 nicer is that with net-metering, you can still take power from the grid if needed, and you’ll be credited for any additional 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 tell which have been recognized with 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 could work for your home? Call Contra Costa Heating & AC in the Bay Area at 510-343-9841 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.