Lower Utility Costs with Solar Products from Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp.. 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 a solar energy system like the Lennox® SunSource® comes in. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module takes in energy and turns it into electricity that’s used primarily to power your HVAC units, 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 possibly cut your energy bill in half every year. However, the more modules you install, the more electricity you could create. 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 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, also, 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 necessary, 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 earned ENERGY STAR qualification for meeting certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. You know 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 used with other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, such as our Lennox Signature® Series air conditioners and gas furnaces , you could save substantially more. Want more explanation or to see how these products will work for your home? Call Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. in Midlothian at 804-372-0313 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.