With demand for electricity rising, right along with energy costs, a typical homeowner can easily spend hundreds of dollars a month on utility bills, which can be the equivalent of a house payment. The bulk of a home’s energy costs, up to 56%, comes from heating and cooling. Fortunately, there’s a bright spot.
The Lennox SunSource® Home Energy System puts you in control of your monthly bills by creating and using solar energy, reducing your need for electricity from your utility provider. Solar energy generated by the system is first used to power your heat pump or air conditioner. When your heating and cooling system is not in use, the solar energy can operate other appliances and electronics. Any excess energy that’s not needed will be sent back to the utility company, possibly entitling you to a credit.
Advantages of the SunSource® Home Energy System
The SunSource Home Energy System is a grid-tied PV system that uses as its platform a high-efficiency air conditioner or heat pump from the Dave Lennox Signature® Collection. These units come solar-ready, which means you can add solar modules to create a solar energy system, if and when you want one.
Upgrading to a high-efficiency air conditioner or heat pump from Lennox will allow you to reduce the energy demand of your home before adding solar. You can start small, with one or two modules, and add more (up to 15 total, per outdoor unit) when your needs change or budget permits.
How SunSource works to reduce your utility costs:
- The solar modules harness the sun’s energy to power the SunSource® Solar-Ready heat pump or air conditioner.
- When the heat pump or air conditioner isn’t running, the solar power can also operate other electrical devices in your home.
- With net-metering, any surplus power goes back to the grid possibly entitling homeowners like you to a credit.
- Communication module, which sends performance information for each solar module to a monitoring website, allows you to see the system status, energy production, and also shows the environmental benefits of using renewable energy for your home.
More Efficient Than a Home Comfort System
As a home energy system, complete with a solar-ready heat pump or air conditioner and solar modules, SunSource is different from a typical home comfort system in that it harnesses the abundant, clean and completely free energy of the sun to reduce your home’s utility operating costs.
Simpler and More Affordable Than a Home Solar System
The cornerstone of the SunSource Home Energy System is a high-efficiency air conditioner or heat pump from the Dave Lennox Signature® Collection. These units come solar-ready, which means they can be easily integrated with solar modules in a solar energy system, if and when you want one. You can start small, with one or two modules, and add more (up to 15 total, per outdoor unit) when budget permits.