EnerGuide evaluations and expert advice to homeowners so they can begin to plan their retrofits
Increasing home insulation slows the rate of heat loss, resulting in improved energy use, and can help save money.
Making improvements to reduce the air from leaving your house is the single most important retrofit to improve energy efficiency, and it should be considered first in any retrofit strategy.
There are a number of options for upgrading the energy efficiency of your windows. A total window and frame replacement with new, high-performance ENERGY STAR® certified windows or inserts can make your home more comfortable, save energy and help fight climate change.
Canada’s cold climate means that space heating accounts for over 60% of the energy used in the average Canadian home. Make the switch to more energy-efficient heating equipment such as a heat pump to cut your utility bill and reduce your carbon footprint.
Smart or programmable thermostats help improve your comfort, help you save money on your energy bill, and reduce your carbon footprint. Choosing a smart or programmable thermostat allows you to schedule temperatures to automatically adjust to energy-saving time-frames.
Under the Canada Greener Homes initiative, you can receive a grant for installing solar photovoltaic technology that converts sunlight directly into electricity.
Consider additional retrofits that could help protect your home and your family from environmental damages at the same time.