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 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 imagine, even if your solar energy system only produces enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still likely cut your utility 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 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, cell phones – anything! Now if your solar energy system is generating electricity for these devices, as well, you’re significantly cutting back 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 use power from the grid if you need to, and you’ll be credited for any extra power your system generates that goes back into the utility’s grid.
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 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’ll save even more.
Want further explanation or to see how these products could work for your home? Call Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. in Show Low at (928) 537-1803 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.