Lower Utility Costs with Solar Products from Abilene Air-Tech Inc. 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 capture 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 tranforms it into electricity that’s used primarily to power your HVAC equipment, 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 think, even if your solar energy system only converts enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still likely 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 items you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, cell phones – anything! Now if your solar energy system is providing electricity to these devices, also, you’re substantially decreasing 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 take 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. Find out 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 can tell 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 will work for your home? Call Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene at 325-692-5850 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.