When looking for a new place to call home, people generally have a list of requirements that need to be met in order to make the purchase. While many people search for appealing design elements, like an airy open-concept layout or beautifully-maintained private grounds, others are much more interested in the practicality of a house and whether or not it comes with such functional features as a well-equipped kitchen, a nice workshop, or even energy-efficient systems like solar panels.
When talk about climate change is louder than ever, it might be worthwhile to prioritize and invest in the latter, besides other energy-efficient installations. Features like solar panels will not only collectively reduce your reliance on fossil fuels and make your home a more eco-friendly place to live, it will greatly decrease your monthly spending on bills as well.
If you’re interested in seeing a few specific examples in this regard, take a look at three lovely Canadian homes currently for sale that come equipped with solar panels:
#1 544 2F Street East, Cardston, Alberta, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, $467,900
First on our list is the most budget-friendly property of the bunch. This gorgeous 4-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home, located in the charming, family-friendly Cardston real estate market is situated on a generous, well-maintained corner lot. The house offers scenic views over the town, Cardston Alberta Temple, and Great Chief Mountain.
The entire home was designed with energy-efficiency in mind, and you could potentially live completely off-the-grid if you wanted to. The rooftop solar panels charge the electrical storage batteries located in the basement’s furnace room. Add in the supplemental wind turbine and these panels provide the entire property with reliable electricity. The dwelling’s walls are double insulated, while the roof also comes with R50 insulation. A geothermal heat pump is the main supplier of water, which coupled to a vertical, closed-loop heat exchanger, also provides it with heat, hot water, and AC! Considering all these incredible eco-friendly solutions and the home’s asking price, you might want to schedule a viewing as soon as possible.
#2 105 Robinson Road, Haldimand County, Ontario, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, $824,900
Next on our list is another impressive single family home, located in Ontario’s Haldimand County real estate market, on a spacious, beautifully-maintained 10-acre property. The 2,400 square foot house comes with an airy living, dining, and entertaining area, complimented by a gorgeous, fully-equipped kitchen. It also features 4 spacious bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
While the home’s interior is definitely impressive, some of its greatest assets can be found outside. The wood-burning pizza oven, the heated in-ground saltwater swimming pool, the recreational sports court, and the inviting gazebo are definitely an entertainer’s paradise. The 25×30 tarped megadome will surely encourage you to finally take up gardening like you’ve always dreamed of doing. Lastly, the solar panels found in the back yard will not only provide your home with electricity, they can be a reliable source of added revenue as well! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity and reach out to arrange a viewing before the property goes off the market!
#3 424 Nicklaus Drive, Warman, Saskatchewan, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, $1,349,000
Concluding our list is this lovely example of Saskatchewan real estate, with 2,172 square feet of living space, 3 spacious bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms. The property backs onto The Legends golf course, and also offers proximity and easy access to all the necessary amenities you might be looking for in a family-friendly neighbourhood.
The bungalow-style home comes with an abundance of appealing and practical features which will surely stir up your curiosity and willingness to see it in person. The attached triple garage boasts in-floor heating and can be found at the end of an extra-wide driveway, where your guests can park their cars with ease. The 10-14 foot ceilings, the exquisite finishes, modern appliances, and clever layout are additional highlights. But the home’s greatest asset is its energy-efficient systems, which includes solar panels working hard to lower your electric bill and a geothermal heating-cooling installation, which can bring your monthly climate control expenses down to $40 on average.
Once you start looking, you’ll definitely find an abundance of properties that offer eco-friendly solutions such as solar panels. What type of energy-efficient systems do you believe to be most useful in a new home? Don’t hesitate to share your views with us in the comments section below! If you haven’t yet found the energy-efficient property of your dreams that matches all your requirements, feel free to keep on browsing through the many available homes for sale near you!