Why do I need an enSMART Home Energy Evaluation?
Old or new, it's likely that your home is wasting you money. Drafts, inefficient heating and cooling systems, old appliances, the water tank that you own or rent - are all examples of where you could be losing energy, and losing money.
A customized enSMART Home Energy Evaluation, in accordance with Natural Resources Canada's (NRCan) ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program, is your first step to increasing the energy efficiency of your home. It gives you a top-to-bottom analysis of your home's energy use, from insulation to drafts, to your furnace, hot water tank, and air conditioner.
How much does an enSMART Home Energy Evaluation cost?
An enSMART Home Energy Evaluation is a necessary step in order to qualify for grants and rebates. When you consider that you could receive up to $5,000 for upgrading your current systems and equipment.
For example, if you are already thinking of replacing your furnace or air conditioner, the money you receive from the government will offset the cost of the evaluation - and may even put extra cash back into your pocket.
In addition, upon completion of your Pre-Retrofit Evaluation, the provincial government will issue a $150 rebate cheque - you do not need to complete a Post retrofit to receive this rebate.