Use Solar Products to Help Lower Utility Costs. Here in Beaverton, and just about everywhere else across the country, we have a large supply of sunlight, and we don’t have to pay money to get it. That’s why a SunSource® Home Energy System can save you dollars on your energy expenses. 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 change energy from the sun into electricity that can be used in your house. Depending on the size and power of your system, you could generate enough energy to power a number of your appliances or potentially your whole home. If you consider a typical home’s yearly utility costs, roughly half of the total amount of energy used goes to powering heating and cooling systems. Even if your solar panels are only 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 generated by the sun and not the utility grid. That alone is a significant saving! Many residential solar systems can actually generate enough electricity to power other devices in your home, as well. These can include other appliances, lights, TVs and computers, and anything else you’d plug into an electrical socket. That means you’d be paying very little, if anything at all, in bills to your local utility company in Beaverton. 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. Find out 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 these requirements and earned ENERGY STAR qualification. And when you combine this solar system with other high-efficiency air conditioners and furnaces, you could see substantially lower utility costs. Questions on how solar products can help you save? Just call Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton at 503-848-3838 or schedule an appointment online.