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 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 mostly to power your HVAC systems, 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 consider this, even if your solar energy system only generates enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still potentially 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 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, too, you’re substantially reducing your dependence on the utility company. Actually, you could 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 feeds back into the utility’s grid. Discover 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 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 can work for your home? Call Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford at 662-281-1231 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.