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IMPORTANT: Home Owners are Required to register with NRCan prior to making an ecoEnergy audit appointment. A registry number (CID number) is required for the 1st audit

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NOTE: ecohome inspectors is not a Licensed Energy Audit Service Organization. OVEC is the Licensed Service Organization that our Certified Energy Auditor contracts and files energy audits through. Click here to view OVEC site

What is the Home Energy Audit Program?

The ecoEnergy Retrofit Program is an energy conservation program from the Provincial and Federal Government. The first energy audit shows you how your home uses energy and where it is being leaked. It provides potential upgrades you can make to your home's heating, cooling, air leakage, and other energy uses that could result in energy savings.

For your first Home Energy Audit, the Government of Ontario will reimburse $150.

The first audit will explain your home's energy use - basement to attic. A typical audit involves the following steps:

  • An exterior assessment of your building : dimensions, windows and doors
  • A assessment of your home's insulation, HVAC system, water heater, and other energy uses
  • A blower door depressurization test to identify leaks and drafts in the house
  • An Energy Efficiency Evaluation Report will be provided

Many of the energy-saving upgrades identified by your Home Energy Auditor will qualify you for rebates under the ecoEnergy Retrofit Program. These rebates from the Provincial and Federal Governments can reimburse you up to $5,000 when you properly complete improvements identified by your audit.

What are the steps to get started?

STEP 1: Find an auditor and book your Home Energy Audit

Schedule your Home Energy Audit by filling out the schedule form. In most cases you can schedule an appointment within a week or two. The Government of Ontario will pay half of your pre-retrofit audit, up to $150.

STEP 2: Your home energy auditor will find your home's energy leaks

During your First Home Energy Audit, our energy advisor will find your home's energy leaks and show what you can do to plug them. We will provide you with your personalized Energy Efficiency Evaluation Report that will illustrate the rebate amount for the "Upgrades" we recommended. Your report will also include your home's EnerGuide rating. This shows how energy efficient your home is and how efficient it could be with energy-saving improvements.

STEP 3: Plug the leaks with energy saving retrofits

It is up to you to decide which recommended upgrades you wish to do. Make some or all the upgrades suggested in your Energy Efficiency Report to improve your home's energy efficiency. Your report will show you the most important changes to maximize your energy savings.

STEP 4: When your work is completed, book your post-retrofit audit

After your first audit, you have until March 2012 or before allotted ecoEnergy retrofit budget is used up to complete all of the improvements suggested by your energy advisor to qualify for government rebates. After completing the work, the post-retrofit audit needs to be completed by March 2012 or before allotted ecoEnergy retrofit budget is used up .

STEP 5: Get up to $5,000 in Government rebates

After your post-retrofit audit, the Federal Government will rebate up to $5,000 for your energy efficient upgrades. The more energy-saving upgrades you make, the more money you'll get back, up to a total of $5,000.

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