Lower Utility Costs with Solar Products from Main Heating & Cooling, Inc.. When you’re using free energy from the sun to power your house, you’re sure to significantly lower utility costs. You just need a system to take in this energy. That’s where the SunSource® Home Energy System comes in. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module harvests 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 consider this, even if your solar energy system only produces enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still possibly 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 equipment 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 producing electricity for these devices, as well, you’re considerably reducing 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 sweeter is that with net-metering, you can still utilize power from the grid if you need to, and you’ll be credited for any additional 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 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 paired with other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, such as our Lennox Signature® Series air conditioners and gas furnaces , you could save substantially more. Want further explanation or to see how these products will work for your home? Call Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Utica at 586-731-0950 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.