There’s more to these air conditioners and heat pumps from the Dave Lennox Signature® Collection than their industry-leading efficiency and quiet, comfort-assured performance. These models come Solar Ready, which means they can serve as the platform for Lennox’ new SunSource® Home Energy System if, and when, you’re ready to “go solar.”
· It’s free
· It’s clean
· It’s infinitely renewable
· It can reduce your utility costs
· It comes with incentives
· It increases your energy self-reliance
· It can also increase your home’s value
· It’s extremely reliable
Solar energy is an infinitely renewable resource that uses the sun’s rays to generate electricity for use in your home. By going solar, you can reduce your energy costs and also lower your dependence on fossil fuels, thereby making your own contribution to a cleaner environment.
A residential solar-energy system uses solar modules, made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, to harvest the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity that can be used to power your lights, appliances and other electrical devices in the home.
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.
A grid-tied system is the most common and least expensive of all residential solar systems. It allows you to use your own solar-generated electricity to save energy and reduce costs. At times when the PV system isn’t producing electricity, such as at night, electricity is provided by the utility company’s grid, or network of power stations.
One of the benefits of a grid-tied system is that any excess electricity produced by your solar system can be fed back to the grid through a process known as net-metering. With net-metering, which is available in most areas, when you use electricity from the grid your meter spins forward. The less electricity you use from off the grid, the slower your meter spins. Even better, when you are feeding electricity back to the grid, your meter spins backwards!
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.