Unlike many homeowners who do energy saving renovations and improvements on their houses, Ontario homeowner David Martin lives in a newer house.
But ever since his Oakville, Ontario, home was built in 2003, he’s felt a chill — and suspected it was because there was insufficient insulation in the attic.
When he read about the Government of Canada’s ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes initiative, and discovered there were Canadian and Ontario government grants and rebates for homeowners to install better insulation and make other energy-saving improvements, he booked a home energy audit right away.
When an Ontario Home Energy Advisor came to his house to conduct a detailed energy audit, Martin was not surprised to learn his home was losing heat through the ceiling.
The Energy Advisor explained that Martin needed to install more attic insulation to make the Oakville home more energy efficient.
It was a simple, straightforward renovation that was eligible for grants and rebates, and Martin lost no time in calling an Oakville-area insulation contractor.
“The attic was completely reinsulated,” says Martin. “The guy just got up in there and blew it in.”
Now the Oakville home’s attic has an insulative value of R-50, which Martin says makes the whole house feel warmer. “You can feel the difference in the rooms, particularly at the end of the house.” The home costs less to heat, because it wastes less energy, and therefore creates less greenhouse gas emissions.
Martin is so pleased, he’s telling his friends, relatives, and Oakville neighbours to sign up for home energy assessments so they, too, can discover ways to save money and energy in their homes.
He points out that if everyone participates in government grant programs like the Canadian ecoENERGY program, and makes energy-saving renovations and improvements to their homes, there’ll be benefits beyond just individual energy savings.
“The whole grant program is to increase efficiency, which cuts down on greenhouse gases. If we do it in enough houses, it’s a substantial savings.”
Making an investment in home energy efficiency is “a long long term thing,” says Martin. But it’s worth it. “It’s a win, win, win.”
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Each Oakville 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 Oakville home — and help improve your energy costs and the Oakville environment.
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