Use Solar Products to Help Lower Utility Costs. Using free energy from the sun to power your house will substantially lower your utility costs. All you need is a system to take in this energy. That’s where the SunSource® Home Energy System comes in. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module harvests energy and converts it to electricity that’s used primarily 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 energy 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 products will be used to power other appliances in your home, such as your washer and dryer, 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 producing electricity for these devices, too, you’re significantly decreasing 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 is put back into the utility’s grid. Learn 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 know which have been recognized with 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 a more detailed explanation or to see how these products will work for your home? Call Effective Service Group, LLC. in East Hanover at 973-884-0065 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.