Lower Utility Costs with Solar Products from Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning. Using free energy from the sun to power your house will substantially lower your utility costs. You just need a system to take in 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 collects 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 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 produce. Energy that isn’t used for your heating and cooling products will be used to power other appliances in your home, such as your refrigerator and washing machine, or lights and any other items you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, chargers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is producing electricity for these devices, also, you’re significantly 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 utilize power from the grid if you need to, and you’ll be credited for any additional power your system generates that is put 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 can tell which have been recognized with 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 could work for your home? Call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop at 760-784-9034 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.