New furnace and air conditioner
save energy to big savings
Baskaran Kumarasamy knew that his semi-detached
home’s furnace had been in place since 1988 — the year
the house was built.
That old gas furnace needed to be
replaced — ideally with a furnace that would use less energy.
Kumarasamy says he and his family wanted “to save energy and
reduce global warming,” so he booked a home
energy audit to find out
how he could reduce his home’s energy use and greenhouse gas
emissions at the same time.
Mississauga, Ontario - 1988
Home energy audit
Following a visit from a Toronto-area Home Energy
Advisor, Kumarasamy decided on the single renovation that would make the
biggest difference to his home’s energy use patterns.
He chose to replace his old furnace with a high-efficiency
condensing gas furnace that would use less energy, and release far
less greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Kumarasamy’s new high-efficiency condensing gas furnace has
an annual fuel use efficiency rating (AFUE) of 92 percent, which means
that the furnace transforms 92 percent of the natural gas energy it consumes
into heating energy to warm the home.
An AFUE rating of 92 to 95 percent is
achieved by the most efficient natural gas furnaces available today.
This efficiency is helped by a small fan, powered by a DC
variable-speed motor, that circulates warmed air through the home in a
steady, gentle breeze.
Energy Star-rated air conditioner
Kumarasamy also chose to install a new high-efficiency
central air conditioning system. To be eligible for government grants and
rebates, and to get the most efficient system available, he chose an Energy
Star-rated central air conditioner, which uses less energy than
did the home’s old air conditioner.
Now, says Kumarasamy, “my home is comfortable and I
see some difference in the bills.”
And, he adds, the greater efficiency
of his furnace and air conditioner means his home is more comfortable:
“There’s less noise and I’m saving energy.” Overall,
he’s pleased with his energy-
saving renovations and the
energy audit process. “I would recommend it. It was easy.”
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Mississauga homeowners can choose from a shopping
list of renovation grants from the Government
Mississauga homeowners can also get ...
And there’s more.
Take advantage of Government of Canada ecoENERGY grants
for home energy renovation in Mississauga:
Canada ecoENERGY —
Mississauga homeowners can get up to
$5,000 from the Canadian government
for home energy renovations
through the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program,
which is in effect until March 31, 2012.
Click here for more
Home Energy Audits —
To qualify for Government of Canada ecoENERGY grants,
Mississauga homeowners must get a home energy audit
before and after
their attic and roof insulation improvements.
Get up to $150 cash back on the cost of your
first energy audit with rebates
from the Ontario government’s Home Energy Audit program.
Click here for more
Home Renovation Tax Credit —
Many homeowners in Mississauga use “tax credit”
to describe a grant program like Canada ecoENERGY grants.
The original Home Renovation Tax Credit
(HRTC) expired in 2010.
With today’s 2011 “tax credit” programs
there’s no need to wait until you’ve filed
your annual income tax return to receive a home renovation tax credit.
Your tax-free grant money will be sent within 90 days of
your follow-up energy audit.
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Enjoy all the benefits
Do it right
Each Mississauga 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 certified Ontario energy advisor,
you’ll make the energy renovations or "retrofits"
that are right for your Mississauga home — and help improve
your energy costs and the Mississauga environment.
Energy renovations help ...
- Save energy —
Your Mississauga home won’t need as much energy to
- 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 Mississauga winters,
cooler in Mississauga 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 Mississauga 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 Mississauga, you also make a difference
to the rest of the world. You’ll help address important
global issues like ...
Climate change –
Energy renovations help reduce your Mississauga
home’s greenhouse gas emissions, while protecting
you from the effects of climate change and extreme
Energy security –
By reducing your Mississauga 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.
Mississauga Ontario homeowners can make a difference.
Learn more about
Renovation Rebates in Mississauga Ontario ...
To qualify you need a Mississauga
home energy audit before your renovations.
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