Lower Utility Costs with Solar Products from Air Houston Mechanical LLC. When you’re using the sun’s energy to power your home, you’re going to experience lower utility costs. You just need a system to take in this energy. That’s where we mention the SunSource® Home Energy System. How can solar energy reduce utility costs? Each solar module harvests energy and turns it into electricity that’s used mostly 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 imagine, even if your solar energy system only produces 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 refrigerator and washing machine, 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 needed, and you’ll be credited for any extra 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 see 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 combined with other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, such as our Lennox Signature® Series air conditioners and gas furnaces , you’ll save even more. Want a more detailed explanation or to see how these products can work for your home? Call Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Humble at 832-777-1521 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.