Lower Utility Costs with Solar Products from Superior Comfort Systems. When you’re using the sun’s energy to power your home, you’re going to experience lower utility costs. All you need is a system to take in this energy. That’s where we mention the SunSource® Home Energy System. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module harvests energy and converts it to electricity that’s used mostly 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 think, even if your solar energy system only converts 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 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 washing machine, or lights and any other devices 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 substantially 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 better is that with net-metering, you can still use power from the grid if you need to, 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 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 combined with other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, such as our Lennox Signature® Series air conditioners and gas furnaces , you could further reduce your utility expenses. Want a more detailed explanation or to see how these products can work for your home? Call Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville at 828-775-5176 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.