Home Energy AssessmentThe key component to an energy upgrade plan
What Is a Home Energy Assessment
It looks at your homes current energy consumption and identifies what you can do to make it more efficient.
A Registered Energy advisor assesses where your home is losing the most energy, and then proposes improvements to help save energy, reduce your utility bills and increase the comfort of your home.
What’s involved in getting a home energy assessment?
An energy assessment can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to complete, depending on the size of your home. Energy Advisors use a software tool created by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to establish problem areas within your house, and come up with a list of suggested measures and actions that you can take in order to make your home more efficient and comfortable.
Energy Advisors are Registered by NRCan and must pass exams every 3 years to maintain their registration. NRGwise Consulting works exclusively with BuyWise Consulting, a service organization licensed by NRCan for their energy assessment services. Further details can be found at, BuyWiseConsulting.com
During an energy assessment, the energy advisor looks at windows, walls, the attic (if you have one), your heating and air conditioning system as well as the water heater and other components of the house. A whole house air test is conducted to help find areas of unwanted air leakage. The whole home air test is typically referred to as a blower door test. This is a device that allows the energy advisor to determine the amount of air leakage into the house and help to locate air leakage areas in the home.
How to get started
To find out where you can save energy in your home, you can start the process by contacting us to schedule a home energy assessment. The reports will show how your home ranks compared to a modern more efficient home of the same general size and construction type. We can then review with you the various ways to make your home more energy efficient and illustrate the projected annual energy savings associated with each recommendation. Once an action plan is agreed upon, we can then begin the process of scheduling the work.
It pays off
While replacing equipment can cost a significant amount of money upfront, proceeding with upgrades typically results in savings over the lifetime of the equipment. In many cases, upgrades will result in net savings in just a few years. Combine that with current utility incentives and it makes the decision to proceed a lot easier. NRGwise Consulting also offers financing options.
Contact us today and start saving!
To initiate the process, either give us a call or fill out the form below and one of our consultants will contact you within 1 business day.
Rebates & Incentives
In Ontario, Enbridge Gas has an active incentive program for home energy upgrades. For more details, visit BuyWise Consulting