With over 85% of Australians surveyed saying they believe installing solar panels boosts the value of a property, it’s safe to say that a solar power-equipped home is more valuable than a comparable property reliant on energy from the grid. This survey, conducted by Origin Energy in mid-2015, like many others of its kind, positions solar energy as the number one environmentally-friendly energy source in the minds of Australian homeowners.
What’s more, over 75% of renters/tenants said that they’d be willing to pay more for a property with solar, which means landlords stand to gain more from their investment over time. And as it makes their properties more appealing to tenants, that means they’ll enjoy higher occupancy rates as well.
Ensure Your Roof Space Isn’t a Wasted Asset
Your roof provides so much more than protection from the elements, it’s an asset that can be used to reduce your energy bills in the present, and when home battery storage technology improves, will completely eliminate your energy bills in the future. Naturally, you’ll need to have your solar power system periodically serviced by a leading solar repairs company to ensure your system continues to operate at peak levels, but overall, you’ll save money and significantly increase your home’s value.
Energy Costs Will Continue to Rise
Like most things, we can expect energy prices to continue rising for many years to come, making an investment in solar energy now an investment that will deliver many excellent returns in the future.
Electricity is one of those things that we’re all reliant on and because of that, it’s something that will help you secure a higher price when you decide to sell in the future because homebuyers will not only be focusing on, but will also be prepared to pay more for, solar-equipped homes. This will help you to sell your home quickly and for a good price, which is what all homeowners want to achieve.
Ensure Your System Holds Its Value
To ensure that your investment in solar delivers excellent returns now while you’re residing in your home as well as in the future when it comes time to sell, your solar hot water system needs to be serviced on a periodic basis by a solar hot water system specialist like Solar Repairs Perth.
Due to their constant exposure to the elements, solar hot water panels are subject to wear and tear over time, as well as degradation due to a sacrificial anode that reduces water corrosion on the vitreous glass lining. This anode needs to be replaced before it’s spent, which usually takes about five years, depending on the local water quality and the manufacturer’s recommendations.
To prevent problems arising that would disrupt your hot water supply, it’s vital to have your system serviced periodically, so don’t hesitate to call us on (08) 9200 4331 to book your hot water system service today. We have experience with all the solar heaters used in Australia and a great reputation as a trusted business that provides reliable hot water system solutions for Perth homeowners.