Stop the sniffles with a simple fix
sniffle, sniff. Does this sound
like you or someone you know?
In the springtime, allergens are at an all-time seasonal high. Allergy sufferers
are miserable. It feels like there’s nowhere to escape, not even at home.
Wouldn’t it be nice to seal yourself inside an allergy-free zone?
Even if we can’t live in a plastic
bubble, a simple energy-saving renovation
can make your home a haven, even in allergy season. It will stop pollen and other
pollutants from entering your home, and let you breathe easy year-round.
Seal out pollen
Air sealing is an energy-saving renovation that blocks off all the tiny cracks
and gaps in your home. These spaces are so small
or hidden, you may not even notice them.
But combined, they can amount to the equivalent
of a whole window or door that’s
open all the time.
They let pollen, smog particles and dust in to irritate you.
Common trouble spots for air leakage include ...
- Around window frames and doors
- In attics and basements
- Any place where building components meet
Expert help makes it simple
To discover where your home could benefit from air
sealing, have a professional
energy advisor conduct a blower door test on your home.
This specialized piece of equipment
helps show the places where pollen-filled air sneaks in to your home.
Target these trouble spots with air sealing technologies like weather stripping,
foam insulation and caulk. You’ll block out the allergens and create a healthier
Enjoy added benefits
Air sealing helps your house operate more efficiently.
- Energy savings in the winter
because you’ll keep warm air inside
- Energy savings in the summer,
because you’ll keep cool air inside
Get started today with government grants + rebates for air sealing.
Enjoy all the benefits
Do it right
Each Canadian home has its own specific
and yours is no different. The right renovations
add up to big savings. By following the expert
advice of a Canada-certified energy advisor,
you’ll make the energy renovations
or "retrofits" that are right for your home —
and help improve your energy costs and the Canadian environment.
Energy renovations help ...
- Save energy —
Your home won’t need as much energy to stay comfortable.
- Save money —
Less energy used = lower energy costs for you.
Grants + Rebates —
Qualify for tax-free government grants for
home energy renovation, sent directly to you.
And that’s not all.
Here are more benefits ...
- Greater comfort –
Your home will be warmer in Canadian winters,
cooler in Canadian summers.
- Better health –
You’ll eliminate indoor health concerns like
chills and drafts, and keep your home free of airborne
pollutants and pollen.
- Increased home value –
By making energy renovations, you’ll
increase the resale value of your home. An
official Canada EnerGuide label proves you’ve
done the work.
- Simpler home maintenance –
No more scrubbing moldy windowsills! Keep airborne
dust and dirt outside where it belongs.
When you improve your home in Canada, you make a difference
to the rest of the world. You’ll help address important
global issues like ...
Climate change –
Energy renovations help reduce your Canadian
home’s greenhouse gas emissions, while protecting
you from the effects of climate change and extreme
Energy security –
By reducing your Canadian home’s energy use,
you’ll be less deeply affected by energy price
fluctuations and supply interruptions.
And there’s even more. Click here to learn how
homeowners like you are saving thousands of
dollars and tonnes of greenhouse gases every year,
by making the right energy-saving home renovations.
Canadians can make a difference.
Learn more about
Renovation Grants in Canada ...
To qualify you need a Canadian
home energy audit before your renovations.
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