Lower Utility Costs with Solar Products from Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC. When you’re using free energy from the sun to power your house, you’re sure to significantly lower utility costs. All you need is 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 harvests energy and turns it into electricity that’s used primarily 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 imagine, even if your solar energy system only generates 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, chargers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is generating electricity for these devices, as well, you’re substantially 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 nicer is that with net-metering, you can still use power from the grid if needed, and you’ll be credited for any additional power your system generates that feeds back into the utility’s grid. Discover 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 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 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 could work for your home? Call Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC in Peoria at 309-437-2703 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.