If you’re a resident of British Columbia, you may be feeling the sting of increasing energy costs. BC Hydro and the Province announced a 10-year rate plan in 2013, calling for rate increases that amount to some 28% over five years.
The Canadian Home Builder’s Association Home Buyer Preference Study detailed some of the must-haves for home buyers across the country. In the Top 10 Must Have Home Features, as rated by survey respondents, energy efficiency was rated as one of the most important features of a new home.
As energy costs continue to rise, energy efficiency and reduced energy bills will continue to become more and more important to homebuyers. A solar electric system or solar thermal system can help your property stand out from the rest and may increase your property value when it comes time to sell.