solar electricity

Use Solar Products to Help Lower Utility Costs.

Using free energy from the sun to power your house will substantially lower your utility costs. You only need a system to capture this energy. That’s where the SunSource® Home Energy System comes in.

How can solar energy reduce utility costs?

Each solar module collects energy and tranforms it into electricity that’s used primarily to power your HVAC systems, 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 imagine, even if your solar energy system only converts enough electricity for the AC and furnace, you can still potentially 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 systems 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, 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 better is that with net-metering, you can still use 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 tell 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 combined with other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, such as our Lennox Signature® Series air conditioners and gas furnaces , you could save substantially more.

Want a more detailed explanation or to see how these products will work for your home? Call WM J Kraus & Son in Keokuk at 319-524-3714 or schedule an appointment online to see how you can lower your utility costs.