FAQs for Existing Homes (Atlantic)

Is My Home Eligible for the $99 cost and rebates or financing?

Homesol AtlanticTo be eligible your existing home must be:

  • At least 6 months old from the date on the occupancy permit

Eligible homes include:

  • Single-family homes
  • Detached and side-by-side row homes
  • Homes with two or less units that share a common passageway
  • Year-round cottages
  • Mobile homes on a permanent foundation

What is an Existing Home Energy Assessment?

An energy assessment is a detailed evaluation of your homes energy consumption, taking into account both how efficient the mechanical systems of the house are at producing heat and how well your home can keep that heat inside. We also provide you with a detailed list of how you can reduce your energy consumption and keep your house a cozy home.

How does an Existing Home Energy Assessment work?

Once you schedule an appointment one of our certified and highly trained energy advisors will come to your home to conduct the initial assessment. They will take detailed measurements of your home; inspect the insulation levels from top to bottom, document windows, doors, and heating/cooling and ventilation systems. He will also conduct a blower door test and measure air leakage.

This is done by hooking a large fan to one of the doors of the home and pulling the air out of the house, this will cause air to enter the home from any little holes or gaps around the envelope of the home. The energy advisor will then use thermal imaging technology to scan around the home for where these air leaks are coming from, they will point these areas out to you and let you know how to reduce this leakage.

Within 2 weeks of the initial assessment you will receive a detailed report from your energy advisor that shows how your home is consuming energy and gives prioritized recommendations on how to reduce your energy usage, make your home more comfortable, more environmentally friendly and less expensive to operate. From this list you will then choose which upgrades you want to do and get to work making your home more efficient! If you are enrolled in one of the provincial Energy Assessment Program, you will have up to 12 months from the day of the initial evaluation to complete the upgrades you decide to do. (Extensions can be granted on a case-by-case basis.)

Once you have completed all the upgrades you want to do, you call or email Homesol to book a follow up evaluation. Your Energy Advisor will verify your upgrades and perform another blower door test to see how much you have improved your air tightness. They will then provide you with a follow up report and EnerGuide label that shows how energy efficient your home is compared to others of the same size. If you are eligible for rebates through the Provincial Program, your energy advisor will apply for these rebates on your behalf.

For more information or to book an appointment call 1-855-489-5305. You can also book online today!

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