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 only need 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 collects energy and turns it into electricity that’s used mainly to power your HVAC equipment, such as your air conditioner and furnace. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 48 percent of a typical U.S. home’s energy consumption 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 likely cut your energy bill in half every year. However, the more modules you install, the more electricity you could generate. 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 oven, or lights and any other devices you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, chargers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is providing electricity to these devices, as well, you’re substantially decreasing your dependence on the utility company. 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 extra power your system generates that is put back into the utility’s grid. Learn 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 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 used with other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, such as our Lennox Signature® Series air conditioners and gas furnaces , you could save substantially more. Want more explanation or to see how these products will work for your home? Call Cytech Heating & Cooling in the Upper Rio Grande Valley at 956-381-1162 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.