Homeowner William Berry was concerned about the amount of energy he was using to heat and cool his 1800s Colonial home in the Georgia countryside. With the original windows still intact, the house was somewhat drafty. And with 6,000 square feet to cool in the summer, Berry needed to find a way to keep utility bills under control.
“I figured out if I installed a heat pump, it would pay for itself in about two years.”
Berry found this system more efficient than the panels he placed on his pasture just three years before, because the way the panels collected energy from the sun was not as efficient as having several panels collecting the sun’s energy in tandem, as in the SunSource system.
With Berry on board for solar-ready HVAC, Ingram determined the roof offered enough room for 30 solar modules, or two SunSource Home Energy Systems.
Luckily, said Ingram, “we were able to use the mounting system grates over the roof’s standing seams. The brackets wrapped perfectly around them.”
To date, Berry’s system has produced 3 megawatt hours, the equivalent of planting 55 trees, or enough to power 102 houses for one day*.
“Overall, I am thrilled with the entire Lennox/Stanfield experience,” said Berry.
*Through June 2011