Lower Utility Costs with Solar Products from Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc. Using free energy from the sun to power your house will substantially lower your utility costs. You only need a system to capture 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 tranforms it into 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 typical U.S. home’s energy usage 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 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 washer and dryer, or lights and any other products 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 cutting back your dependence on the utility company. Actually, you could find yourself paying less and less to the utility company at all. What’s even nicer is that with net-metering, you can still take 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. Find out 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 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 could further reduce your utility expenses. Want more explanation or to see how these products could work for your home? Call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville at 224-699-9229 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.