Lower Utility Costs with Solar Products from Quality Refrigeration. When you’re using the sun’s energy to power your home, you’re going to experience lower utility costs. You only need a system to take in 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 takes in energy and converts it to electricity that’s used mainly to power your HVAC systems, 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 produces enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still likely cut your electric 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 systems will be used to power other appliances in your home, such as your refrigerator and oven, or lights and any other devices you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, computers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is providing electricity to these devices, as well, 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 necessary, and you’ll be credited for any surplus power your system generates that goes back into the utility’s grid. Learn how these residential solar systems work. ENERGY STAR® qualified The Lennox® SunSource system earned ENERGY STAR qualification for meeting certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. You can see 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 combined with other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, such as our Lennox Signature® Series air conditioners and gas furnaces , you’ll save even more. Want more explanation or to see how these products could work for your home? Call Quality Refrigeration in Baltimore at 410-355-6010 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.