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When a 2006 summer storm pelted Chatham, Ontario, with hailstones the size of ice cubes, some scientists saw it as a sign of climate change.

For Chatham resident Jeannette Shaw, it was a sign that it was time to renovate her home.

“I’d never, ever seen a hailstorm like that,” says Shaw. The storm damaged the siding on Shaw’s 1954 bungalow, and she knew she’d need to replace it.

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Chatham, Ontario - 1954
(before renovation)

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Exterior wall insulation with siding

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Natural gas furnace

But since she needed to do the siding renovation anyway, Shaw thought it would be a perfect time to do more renovations and improvements, like installing additional insulation in her home’s exterior walls. That way, the next time Ontario experienced severe weather, she’d feel more comfortable inside her home.

Home energy audit

On the advice of a neighbour, Shaw booked a home energy audit to learn about the best ways to make her home more energy efficient, and to become eligible for Canadian and Ontario government grants and rebates. “I didn’t know any of this stuff existed,” she says.

Shaw’s Ontario Home Energy Advisor filled her in on ways to make her home more energy efficient, such as installing more insulation in the main walls, and explained how to get government grants and rebates for her renovations. “He was very helpful,” Shaw says. “He sat at the kitchen table and explained everything to me, what I could get done.”

Home insulation

The Home Energy Advisor told Shaw that by replacing her exterior wall insulation, she could earn government grants and rebates. Plus, he said, she could save hundreds of dollars every year in energy costs. “At first I thought, is this a gimmick?, and he said, ‘No, no it isn’t’,” says Shaw.

He [Advisor] was very helpful. He sat at the kitchen table and explained everything to me, what I could get done.
Jeannette Shaw, Chatham

After she installed insulation in her home’s walls and basement, her home immediately felt more comfortable. The benefit of a better-insulated home became even more clear when she received her next natural gas bill. Her winter natural gas bill was much lower than it’s ever been, she says, and she keeps wondering why the furnace isn’t coming on.

At first I thought, is this a gimmick?, and he said, ‘No, no it isn´t’.
Jeannette Shaw, Chatham

There’s nothing wrong with the furnace, though: with the new insulation, it’s just easier for the furnace to keep her home warm. Next time there’s a storm, Shaw knows she’ll be well prepared.

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Each Chatham home has its own specific energy-savings needs, and yours is no different. The right renovations add up to big savings. By following the expert advice of a certified Ontario energy advisor, you’ll make the energy renovations or "retrofits" that are right for your Chatham home — and help improve your energy costs and the Chatham environment.

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