Is My Home Eligible for the $99 cost and rebates or financing?
To be eligible your existing home must be:
- Located in Nova Scotia
- At least 6 months old from the date on the occupancy permit
- Electrically heated
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
Can I still have a Home Energy Assessment done if my home is not electrically heated?
Yes! You can still get the benefit of having one of our highly trained energy Advisors assess your home and give you valuable information on how your home uses energy and how to make it more efficient, saving you money year after year! Call us or book online for pricing and availability.
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 the Efficiency Nova Scotia Home Energy Assessment Program, you will choose between rebates or financing and 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 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 Efficiency Nova Scotia Home Energy Assessment Program, your energy advisor will apply for these rebates on your behalf.
For more information or to book an appointment call 902-405-3355 or 1-855-489-5305. You can also book online today!