Use Solar Products to Help Lower Utility Costs. Here in Columbia, and nearly everywhere else across the country, we have a large supply 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 energy expenses. Plus, the system can be expanded as your energy needs grow. How does a solar energy system help lower utility costs? Solar modules change energy from the sun into electricity that can be used in your house. Depending on the size and power of your solar energy system, you could generate enough energy to power a portion of your appliances or even your whole home. If you look at a typical home’s yearly utility costs, roughly half of the total amount of energy is used to power heating and cooling systems. Even if your solar panels are simply generating enough to power your furnace and AC, your annual energy costs could still be cut in half because the energy used to power the HVAC systems was generated by the sun and not the utility grid. Say hello to serious savings! Many residential solar systems can actually generate enough electricity to power other devices in your home, as well. These could include other appliances, lights, TVs and computers, and everything else you’d plug into an electrical socket. That means you’d be paying small amounts, if anything at all, in bills to your local utility company in Columbia. Don’t worry if your system doesn’t produce enough electricity for the entire house. Your system will be connected to the utility systems, allowing you to use electricity from the grid when your SunSource isn’t producing energy. Discover more about how solar energy systems work. ENERGY STAR® qualified The ENERGY STAR label is given to products that have met U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for energy efficiency. The Lennox® SunSource system has met or surpassed the requirements to achieve ENERGY STAR qualification. And when you pair 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 Watts Electrical & Air Conditioning in Columbia at 601-736-7362 or schedule an appointment online.