Getting an Energy Audit

    There are a number of companies that are now offering Energy Audits, you are eligible for one if……

    You live in Ontario and own a single family home. A single family home is defined as a detached or semi-detached home or low-rise multi-unit residential building. Low-rise residential buildings must be three stories or less with a building footprint of less than 600 square meters.

    If this is you then you should follow these 4 steps.

    Step 1:

    Homeowner hires an auditor licensed by Natural Resources Canada for a first or pre-retrofit audit. The first or pre-retrofit audit typically costs about $300. Natural Resources Canada licenses home energy auditors and updates the list as auditors are licensed. There are currently several companies operating in Ontario.

    Step 2:

    The auditor carries out the pre-retrofit audit and provides the homeowner with a report that contains recommendations on energy efficiency improvements.

    Step 3:

    Once the pre-audit is complete the auditor notifies the federal ecoEnergy program and the federal government notifies the provincial Home Energy Audit Program.

    Step 4:

    The provincial Home Energy Audit Program will issue a $150 rebate cheque to the homeowner for the pre-audit.

    A homeowner is not required to carry out a retrofit to receive the rebate.

    Author: John

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