Kamloops, BC homeowner Edward Fridriksson thought government grants for home renovations sounded appealing, but the idea of doing the paperwork to apply for those grants didn’t sound like much fun at all.
That’s why, when he had a home energy audit, he was pleased to discover he didn’t need to do anything complicated to get his grants and rebates.
Home energy audit
He simply called a contractor to make the energy-saving renovations his home needed, and the BC Home Energy Advisor who conducted the audit took care of the rest.
“It was easy because the auditor did everything for us,” says Fridriksson. “He filled out the grants and sent them in to the government. We wouldn’t have done it if we didn’t have help to fill out the paperwork.”
The paperwork included a detailed report from the BC Energy Advisor, which explained all the energy-saving renovations and improvements Fridriksson could make to improve the efficiency of his Kamloops home.
There was certainly room for improvement in Fridriksson’s 1978 home. The home’s EnerGuide rating scored 50 out of a possible 100, which indicated it was on the lower end of efficiency ratings for all houses of its age in the Kamloops area.
But, the Advisor pointed out, if Fridriksson did all of the recommended energy-saving renovations and improvements outlined in his ecoENERGY report, he could improve the home’s EnerGuide score to as much as 78, making it much more efficient than many homes in the area.
Plus, by making energy-saving renovations, he could reduce the home’s greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 7.7 tonnes a year — a significant savings that reduces air pollution and helps slow climate change.
High-efficiency condensing gas boiler
For one big improvement, Fridriksson replaced the home’s old boiler with a new high-efficiency condensing gas boiler, which connects to the home’s domestic hot water supply.
This integrated mechanical system provides hot water to radiators that heat the home, and provides hot water to the faucets and appliances. By combining the systems for heat and hot water, Fridriksson was able to reduce his home’s energy consumption — and lower his monthly bills.
Besides improving on his home’s heating systems, Fridriksson took advantage of government grants for more energy-saving renovations. He added extra insulation to the home’s attic, which helps to keep the heat inside, making his home more comfortable and insulating his budget from rising energy costs.
Fridriksson’s home improvements helped save a significant amount of energy, reducing both his energy bills and his home’s greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, the improvements were eligible for hundreds of dollars in Canadian government grants — which Fridriksson received, thanks to his BC Home Energy Advisor, without having to fill out any more forms.
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