Lower Utility Costs with Solar Products from Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning. Using free energy from the sun to power your house will substantially lower your utility costs. All you need is a system to capture 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 mainly to power your HVAC units, 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 converts enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still potentially 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 equipment will be used to power other appliances in your home, such as your refrigerator and oven, or lights and any other products you plug into an outlet. We’re talking TVs, cell phones – anything! Now if your solar energy system is producing electricity for these devices, too, you’re significantly decreasing your dependence on the utility company. Actually, you could 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 needed, and you’ll be credited for any additional power your system generates that feeds back into the utility’s grid. Discover how these residential solar systems work. ENERGY STAR® qualified The Lennox® SunSource system earned ENERGY STAR qualification for meeting certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. You can see 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 paired with other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, such as our Lennox Signature® Series air conditioners and gas furnaces , you’ll save even more. Want further explanation or to see how these products could work for your home? Call Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax at 509-397-3622 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.