Lower Utility Costs with Solar Products from O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning. When you’re using the sun’s energy to power your home, you’re going to experience lower utility costs. You only need a system to harvest this energy. That’s where the SunSource® Home Energy System comes in. 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 systems, 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 think, even if your solar energy system only produces enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still likely cut your electric 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 products you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, chargers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is generating electricity for these devices, also, you’re significantly cutting back your dependence on the utility company. 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 utilize power from the grid if you need to, and you’ll be credited for any surplus power your system generates that goes back into the utility’s grid. Learn how these residential solar systems work. ENERGY STAR® qualified The Lennox® SunSource system reached ENERGY STAR qualification for meeting certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. You can see 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 paired 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 could work for your home? Call O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line at 610-626-2540 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.