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Do This When Buying A Home On The Mid-North Coast To Save Thousands!

June 16, 20244 min read

Deciding to Buy a Home on the Mid-North Coast? Here's How to Pick a Winner!

If you're considering buying a house on the Mid-North Coast, most buyers often overlook the one element that can significantly impact your enjoyment of your home the most which is the solar efficiency of a home.

Solar Efficiency Should Be High On Your 'Must Haves' for A Comfortable And Affordable Home

Consider two homes priced the same but with different solar efficiency - how will this impact your purchasing decision? Home A is shaded by a stand of gumtrees, while Home B has no shade. The shaded property may trick you into thinking it will be cooler in the summer but actually property B is the winner here. When it is humid and hot, shade does not make a great difference to internal temperatures however it does limit your ability to generate copious electricity. An unshaded roof with a high performing solar system is much better than partial shade in the summer because it can power air conditioning in the summer and all your other appliances. Even winter it makes more sense (particularly here on the Mid North Coast) because even when it is cold, the sun is generally shining. This means your roof can turn sunshine on a cold day into comfortable heat inside your home... and at no cost! A

The Numbers Stack Up

Consider that the average NSW family pays between $500 and $1200 per quarter for electricity. If your bill is $812 per quarter, this amounts to $3248 annually and an astounding $22,736 over seven years. Given that a substantial part of this cost could be offset by a robust solar system generating electricity on your roof, it's surprising that not every home has rooftop solar. Unfortunately, not all homes have equal solar potential.

When considering a house purchase that will save you thousands of dollars annually, take into account three key factors in order of importance:

  1. Shading - A home without shading enables you to install solar panels for maximum power generation.

  2. Roof size - A home with a large north-facing roof potentially offers the highest returns for solar electricity.

  3. Orientation - a home with the longer sides facing East and West is going to be a hot home in summer and a cool home in winter but honestly, this may not be a deal breaker depending on what the solar potential is on the roof top. That said, a home with north east orientation and a higher performing passive comfort will be better than trying to overcome a bad orientation.

No matter which way your house faces, solar power is a game-changer in making a house comfortable. Harnessing the sun's power to power air conditioning or heaters and all of your appliances is one of rare times something that sounds too good to be true is true!

Houses equipped with solar panels are like having a personal power station on your roof. These panels convert sunlight into electricity, enabling you to generate your own clean, renewable energy. Sure you can feel good about the substantial reduction in your carbon footprint but at the end of the day, it's the savings in $$$ that will have the greatest impact day to day.

And on that subject, excess energy generated by your solar panels can be sold back to the grid to help offset your daily supply charge and usage at night. Sometimes, it could make sense to invest in battery storage technology allow you to store surplus solar energy for use during non-sunny periods.

That said, even on overcast days, solar panels can still generate electricity, ensuring a constant power supply. Sounds too good to be true but seeing is believing and there is no greater proof than monitoring your solar on an app on your phone and seeing that free electricity flowing into your home.

A house with a high solar efficiency isn't just a home; it's a mini power plant that's beneficial for both your wallet and the planet.

Why Solar Efficiency Matters

Choosing a solar efficient home is crucial for the following reasons:

  • Cost Savings: Lower bills mean more funds for fun family activities.

  • Comfort: Your home maintains comfort all year round, regardless of the weather.

  • Environmental Impact: You contribute to environmental preservation by using less energy.

  • Resale Value: Energy-efficient homes are in demand, and a house that has lower energy costs is generally more desirable which increases the resale value.

  • Incentives: Sometimes, rewards or rebates are available for energy-efficient homes.

The last thing you want is a house that you can not afford to turn the heating or cooling on should the weather be too hot or too cold but sometimes it's not obvious if a home has good solar efficiency or not. That's where a free consultation with the MNC Solar Power team can save you.

A free call is all that is needed to get a quick solar assessment from us today

If you want an expert opinion on the solar potential for a house you are looking to buy - we can bring up a satellite view of the home in question and quickly help you out at no cost so what are you waiting for? Give the MNC Solar Power team a call today!

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MNC Solar Power Team

MNC Solar Power are your local solar system experts on the Mid North Coast. For grid tied and off-grid solar systems, give us a call! 02 6583 9368

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