Lower Utility Costs Here in Greater Richmond, and almost everywhere else across the country, we have plenty of sunlight, and we don’t have to pay anything to get it. That’s why a SunSource® Home Energy System can save you dollars on your electric bills. Plus, the system can be added to as your energy needs also expand. How does a solar energy system help lower utility costs? Solar modules transform energy from the sun into electricity that you can use to power your home. Depending on the size and power of your system, you could generate enough energy to power a portion of your appliances or potentially your whole home. If you look at a typical home’s yearly utility costs, roughly half of the total amount of energy consumed is spent on heating and cooling systems. Even if your solar panels are only generating enough to power your heater and AC, your annual energy costs could still be cut in half because the energy used to power the HVAC systems came from the sun and not the utility grid. Say hello to serious savings! Many residential solar systems could actually generate enough electricity to power other devices in your home, also. These could include other appliances, lights, TVs and computers, and all those other things you’d plug into an electrical socket. That means you’d be paying considerably less, if anything at all, in bills to your local utility company in Greater Richmond. Don’t worry if your system doesn’t produce enough electricity for the entire house. Your system will be connected to the utility systems, enabling you to use electricity from the grid when your SunSource isn’t producing energy. Learn more about how solar energy systems work. ENERGY STAR® qualified The ENERGY STAR label is earned by products that have met U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. The Lennox® SunSource system has either met or exceeded these requirements to earn ENERGY STAR qualification. And when you combine this solar system with other high-efficiency air conditioners and furnaces, you could see measurably lower utility costs. Questions on how solar products can help you save? Just call Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling in Greater Richmond at 804-302-6657 or schedule an appointment online.