Use Solar Products to Help Lower Utility Costs. Here in Augusta, and almost 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 so much money on your electric bills. Plus, the system can be expanded as your energy needs grow. How does a solar energy system help lower utility costs? Solar modules convert energy from the sun into electricity that can be used in your home. Depending on the size and power of your equipment, you could generate enough energy to power a variety of your appliances or your own home. If you examine 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 simply generating enough to power your heater and air conditioner, your annual energy costs could still be cut in half because the energy used to power the HVAC systems was taken from 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, also. These might 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 Augusta. If your system doesn’t produce enough to cover the entire house, that’s okay. Your system will be connected to the utility systems, allowing 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 granted 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 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 Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning in Augusta at 706-722-5304 or schedule an appointment online.