Use Solar Products to Help 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 only 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 converts it to electricity that’s used primarily to power your HVAC units, 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 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 create. 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, chargers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is generating electricity for these devices, also, 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 better is that with net-metering, you can still take power from the grid if needed, and you’ll be credited for any surplus power your system generates that feeds 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 earned this title by looking for the blue ENERGY STAR label on the product’s packaging or website. When the solar energy system is paired 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 could work for your home? Call MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron at 308-432-5301 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.