Lower Utility Costs with Solar Products from Mitchell Heating. 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 converts it to electricity that’s used primarily to power your HVAC units, such as your air conditioner and furnace. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 48 percent of a typical U.S. home’s energy consumption comes from heating and cooling. Just consider this, 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 systems will be used to power other appliances in your home, such as your washer and dryer, or lights and any other products you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, chargers – anything! Now if your solar energy system is producing electricity for these devices, as well, you’re significantly decreasing 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 sweeter is that with net-metering, you can still utilize power from the grid if necessary, 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 reached ENERGY STAR qualification for meeting certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. You know 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’ll save even more. Want a more detailed explanation or to see how these products could work for your home? Call Mitchell Heating in Colorado Springs at 719-596-6677 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.