Home Energy Audit
A Home energy audit is a full assessment of your house that calculates the total energy consumption of your house, and identify how and where your house is loosing energy and base on these findings you will receive the suggestion and professional advice to prevent energy loss and the way that you can improve your house energy efficiency.A home that is poorly performing is a home that is wasting energy and wasting money in both winter and summer.
Professional home energy audit is the best way to determine where your home is losing energy and where you can save energy and money and more importantly make your house comfortable.Energy advisor will help you spot air leaks, offer advice on ways to reduce your home’s energy consumption, determine the best options to improve your home’s energy efficiency, and tell you which rebates you qualify for and help you apply for that.Fortunately, we live in a country that believes the environment and its residents are important. That’s why they have created home energy-efficiency rebate and incentive programs that include sending certified energy advisors to your home to examine every source of energy and help you to upgrade your house —sometimes for free!
Why you need Energy Audit
1. Undergoing a home energy assessment is easy, fast, and inexpensive (and sometimes free!) process that help you to make your house comfortable
2. You save money in the end.
3. You help the planet and future generations by saving energy
Hire a professional energy advisor licensed by Natural Resources Canada to assess your home’s energy efficiency and the possibility to upgrade your equipment and save energy.
The energy advisor evaluates your current energy efficiency and suggests solutions and ways to improve your house energy efficiency. The advisor inspects your home from top to bottom and conducts a blower door test to measure heat loss.
After doing the energy audit You’ll get a full report including:
Homeowner Information Sheet
After the energy efficiency advisor’s visit, you’ll receive the energy evaluation report. This document will guide you what you need to upgrade and improve and might also serve as a discussion tool if you need to contact a contractor.
The assessment report covers all aspects of a home that relate to energy efficiency including air tightness, the performance of heating, the performance of insulation, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and the energy consumption habits of the occupants.
It shows you where to make improvements and possible ways to save energy in your home and tips on how to do it. Some of these recommendations will be eligible for financial assistance under the Enbridge home Efficiency rebate Program.
After assessing your house and along with energy report you will receive the EnerGuide label of your house which indicate the energy performance of your house in gigajoules.
The label shows how your home’s performance compares to a benchmark home. The label shows
proportion of energy consumed by heating, cooling, ventilation, etc. The lower the number on the new EnerGuide scale, the better the energy performance of your home. The label shows your home’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions.An EnerGuide label is an official record of your home’s energy performance, and may help increase its resale value.
EnerGuide is an official mark of Natural Resources Canada
Homeowner Information Sheet
After energy evaluation of your home, you will receive a homeowner information sheet which is a report rating your house base on standard operating conditions. In addition to giving you information about the rating calculation, greenhouse gas emissions, the energy breakdown, and areas where heat loss occurs, the homeowner information sheet provides a full range of details about your home and a road map how to upgrade your house and the priority of each one.
This report will tell you how much energy you will save after doing the recommended upgrades.
Your energy advisor additional comments, elaborating on your specific recommended upgrades are provided in this report which will help you to upgrade your house efficiently.
Why Certified Energy Auditor?
Certified Energy Auditors are Endorsed and Certified by National Resources Canada (NRCan).Amongst their specialties, they provide service to homeowners who want to improve home energy efficiency. Working with a licensed “service” organization, energy auditors have a demonstrated knowledge and expertise with residential energy efficiency.They will assess and do energy audit and will quantify air leakage; assess insulation performance; and evaluate the efficiency of the heating and cooling system.Moreover, applying for rebate is being done by NRCan certified energy advisor and it is not possible to apply by the home owners or any other energy advisors that are not certified. Once a home energy audit has been completed, the energy auditor will prepare a report that highlights problem areas and recommends suitable solutions. Base on the energy auditor advice, a homeowner can decide on which repairs and/or retrofits to undertake to enhance energy efficiency.
Having a home energy assessment, along with a formal home energy audit, can be of great value in determining if a home is operating at peak efficiency. Below is a list of common energy upgrades a Certified Energy Auditor may suggest after your home energy assessment and get rebate for you.
The New Home Efficiency Rebate offers rebates up to $5,000.
There’s great news for homeowners who are planning to do renovations or upgrade their equipment! The Home Efficiency Rebate offers up to $5,000 rebate for home energy upgrades. By doing renovations or upgrades that will improve a home’s energy efficiency, homeowners may be eligible for substantial rebates of up to $5,000 from Enbridge and Union Gas.