Lower Utility Costs When you’re using free energy from the sun to power your house, you’re sure to significantly lower utility costs. You only need a system to harvest 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 units, such as your air conditioner and furnace. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 48 percent of the energy used in a typical U.S. home comes from heating and cooling. Just imagine, even if your solar energy system only generates enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still possibly 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 equipment will be used to power other appliances in your home, such as your refrigerator and oven, or lights and any other products you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, chargers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is generating electricity for these devices, as well, you’re considerably reducing 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 you need to, and you’ll be credited for any surplus power your system generates that feeds back into the utility’s grid. Learn 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 know 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 could further reduce your utility expenses. Want more explanation or to see how these products can work for your home? Call Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids at 319-208-3295 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.