Use Solar Products to Help Lower Utility Costs. Using free energy from the sun to power your house will substantially lower your utility costs. You only need a system to harvest this energy. That’s where the SunSource® Home Energy System 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 units, 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 imagine, even if your solar energy system only converts 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 generate. Energy that isn’t used for your heating and cooling products 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 providing electricity to these devices, too, 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 utilize 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 reached ENERGY STAR qualification for meeting certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. You know 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 used 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 will work for your home? Call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton at 979-532-2511 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.