Elevate Your Home's Comfort and Efficiency with Energy Audits and Rebates

 

Are you contemplating ways to enhance the comfort and energy efficiency of your home? Fantastic! Discover how you can avail rebates for numerous home improvements. Depending on your location, government initiatives are in place to support cost-effective upgrades such as new energy-efficient windows, insulation top-ups, and heat pumps, among other options. Qualifying for these rebates typically involves conducting an energy audit.

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    What is an Energy Audit and Why Should I Do One?

    An energy audit, also known as an energy assessment or home audit, provides a comprehensive overview of your home’s energy usage. It identifies improvements that can enhance efficiency and helps you qualify for valuable rebates. Whether you’ve just purchased a new home, are planning a renovation, or simply want to make your home more comfortable, an energy audit is a valuable tool.

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What Happens During an Energy Audit?

Step 1: The Pre-Project Assessment A licensed assessor conducts a top-down inspection of your home, testing for air tightness. Using a calibrated fan, the assessor highlights leakages by depressurizing the house, revealing areas where air enters. The process, based on the EnerGuide Rating System, results in a homeowner information sheet, a recommended upgrade report, and an EnerGuide label with an efficiency score.

Step 2: The Post-Project Assessment After making upgrades, the assessor returns for a post-project assessment, including another blower test. This step provides a revised homeowner information sheet, a new EnerGuide label, and rebate verification, allowing you to apply for rebates.

What Rebates Are Available?

Explore federal incentives like the Canada Greener Homes Grant, supplemented by various provincial, municipal, and utility-based rebates. In Ontario, for instance, installing a cold climate heat pump can yield up to $6,500, plus an additional $600 for the energy assessment. Rebates are also available for attic insulation top-ups.

How To Find A Registered Energy Advisor

Ensure you find a registered energy advisor to conduct your audit. Utilize the Natural Resources Canada database or consult with trusted window, HVAC, or insulation companies connected with reputable advisors.

Four Key Benefits Of Doing An Energy Assessment

  1. Comfort: Enjoy a warmer home in winter and a cooler one in summer.
  2. Cost Savings: Increase efficiency, reducing the workload on your furnace and air conditioning, translating to more savings.
  3. Greener Operation: Contribute to a more responsible way of living by using less energy.
  4. Resale Value: Energy-efficient homes can attract buyers and potentially fetch a higher price.
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