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Best Bang for Your Buck

Tuesday, June 22 2010

If you spend $500: Complete air sealing project at your home
- Get up to $190 back in provincial grant, and save $200 in energy bills per year

If you spend $1000: Complete basement and exposed floor insulation at your home
- Get up to $250 back in provincial rebate, and Save $300 in energy bills per year

If you spend $2,000: Complete wall insulation at your home
- Get up to $800 back in provincial grant, and Save $500 in energy bills per year

If you spend $4,000: Replace your current furnace with an ENERGYSTAR gas furnace with DC motor
- Get up to $650 back in provincial grant, and Save $320 in energy bills per year

If you spend $6,000: Install an air-source heat pump
- Get up to $500 back in provincial grant, and Save $1,400 in energy bills per year

If you spend $25,000: Install an earth-energy system (ground or water source)
- Get up to $4,375 back in provincial grant, and Save $2,800 in energy bills per year

*Important:
What you will see as savings from the examples are possible savings only and your actual savings from the retrofits will most likely be different. When the possible savings were developed as an estimate, assumptions were made about the size of the house, its insulation, energy efficiency and other factors. So don’t be surprised if your savings are less (or even more!). You can ask our Energy Advisor at the time of your pre-retrofit home energy evaluation, if you like, to get a better sense of what the energy savings might be for your home. We hope you find this content useful and a motivator to save money on energy consumption. Thank you for helping Ontario conserve its precious energy resources.


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Why Get a Home Energy Audit?

Tuesday, June 22 2010

If your home is older than 10 years, it’s very likely leaking a lot of energy and costing a lot of money. Right now you home may be leaking energy from any one or a combination of the following:

1. Energy-guzzling old furnaces
2. Poor insulation
3. Energy-wasting appliances
4. Energy-wasting old water heaters
5. Energy leaks around doors
6. Poorly-fitted windows and sills

A Home Energy Audit is an assessment of your home’s energy use, conducted by a certified energy advisor. Qualified homeowners will receive a rebate of $150 on their pre-retrofit Home Energy Audit. After a Home Energy Audit is conducted, you will receive a Home Energy Efficiency Evaluation Report that will outline how to make your home more energy efficient. Making your home more energy efficient can reduce your annual energy bill by up to 30%! The more energy-saving upgrades you make, the more money you’ll get back.


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