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 just need a system to capture this energy. That’s where a solar energy system like the Lennox® SunSource® comes in. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module collects energy and tranforms it into 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 likely 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 systems 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, as well, you’re significantly 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 utilize power from the grid if needed, and you’ll be credited for any extra power your system generates that is put back into the utility’s grid. Discover 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 can tell 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 further explanation or to see how these products will work for your home? Call Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach at 561-612-0242 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.