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 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 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 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 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 washer and dryer, or lights and any other products you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, cell phones – anything! Now if your solar energy system is producing electricity for these devices, too, you’re considerably cutting back 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 utilize power from the grid if you need to, and you’ll be credited for any surplus power your system generates that goes back into the utility’s grid. Find out how these residential solar systems work. ENERGY STAR® qualified The Lennox® SunSource system earned 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 save substantially more. Want a more detailed explanation or to see how these products can work for your home? Call Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids at 715-421-5555 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.