Getting an EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluation is a great way to learn about your home’s current energy efficiency and make informed decisions on how best to improve it. Improving the energy efficiency of your home will reduce your energy costs, improve the comfort and value of your home, and reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change.
What’s involved in a home energy evaluation?
A registered energy advisor will conduct a top-to-bottom assessment of your home, inspecting your home’s insulation, heating and cooling systems and overall home energy use to detect sources of energy loss. When the assessment is complete, you will receive:
- An EnerGuide Rating Label, which rates your home’s energy consumption and compares your home’s performance to a typical new house. The label will also show you the proportion of energy consumed by your home’s heating, cooling, ventilation and other equipment and appliances.
- A Homeowner Information Sheet, which provides information on how your EnerGuide Rating was calculated and a detailed report on how your home uses energy.
- A Renovation Upgrade Report, which provides you with a customized action plan to improve the energy efficiency of your home, including:
- recommended energy efficiency upgrades;
- potential home energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions;
- health and safety information; and
- energy saving tips.
Qualifying for rebates and incentives
To qualify for available rebates and incentives, you may need to get a home energy evaluation before and after your renovation. Check with Enbridge Gas and Toronto Hydro for information on rebates BEFORE starting your renovation.
For more information, please visit nrcan.gc.ca/myenerguide
Source: Natural Resources Canada