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 we mention the SunSource® Home Energy System. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module takes in energy and tranforms it into electricity that’s used mostly 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 potentially cut your electric bill in half every year. However, the more modules you install, the more electricity you could create. 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 oven, or lights and any other items you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, computers – 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. Each month you may find yourself paying less and less to the utility company at all. What’s even better is that with net-metering, you can still take power from the grid if necessary, 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 reached ENERGY STAR qualification for meeting certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. You can see 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 combined with other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, such as our Lennox Signature® Series air conditioners and gas furnaces , you’ll save even more. Want further explanation or to see how these products can work for your home? Call Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. in West Palm Beach at 561-401-0011 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.