Cooling and heating your home are something that must be done to make it not only more comfortable be in, but actually habitable on the hottest and coldest days of the year.
There are various efficiencies you can add like window treatments, double-glazing and overall designs that are more sustainable, but even so, Canberra and the nearby Southern Tablelands get quite hot and quite cold throughout the year, which means you are going to need that extra help of turning on appliances to adjust the indoor temperature, which in turn means using a noteworthy amount of energy from one source or another.
The best source of energy in terms of both the environmental impact and your power bills is adding a solar system to your home (or your business for that matter).
Better yet, incorporating your own battery storage into that system further reduces your reliance on the national grid by continuing to provide your home with its own electrical power into the night.
In terms of how much energy you need your solar system to harness, and store, that comes down to individual requirements, and the team at Mondiaux Solar are more than happy to calculate your needs based on your previous usage.
That said, to give you a rough idea of what might be needed, "6.6kW is the most common solar size for residential," said Melissa Zhang from Mondiaux Solar.
6.6kW is the most common solar size for residentialMelissa Zhang from Mondiaux Solar
Mondiaux's first step is a consultation process to answer all your questions.
Following on from that they can design, install and then maintain a custom solar solution for your needs.
Another thing that Melissa pointed out is the ACT government's Sustainable Household Scheme.
As stated on the scheme's own website, "the scheme offers zero percent interest loans of between $2,000 to $15,000 to eligible ACT households. Get started today by requesting quotes from eligible vendors."
For details about the scheme see brighte.com.au/homeowners/act-sustainable-household-scheme.
Mondiaux Solar was founded by director Bin Wang. Locally owned and operated in Canberra, they also serve customers in regional NSW.
Currently celebrating their 10th anniversary, "we are ACT's leading solar retailer," Melissa said.
You can also celebrate this proud milestone with them by taking advantage of one of their anniversary packages as detailed on mondiaux.com.au/solar/10th-anni/