For Toronto homeowner Maria D., peace of mind is important. And part of her peace of mind comes from knowing her home will keep herself and her family warm through the chilly Toronto winters.
She and her husband recently decided to do energy-saving renovations on their 1968 three-bedroom Toronto bungalow. They have a few years before they retire, and wanted to prepare for the future now, while they could afford to renovate.
They knew their home needed several improvements, like new energy-saving windows, and a dependable high-efficiency furnace to keep their home cozy and their fuel costs low.
Plus, Maria adds, energy-saving renovations would help reduce her home’s greenhouse gas emissions, by as much as 3.2 tonnes every year. “We’re older now but we want to do our part in making the environment cleaner for the young people growing up,” she says.
Maria and her husband had already started their energy-saving renovations with a new batch of high-efficiency windows. These Energy Star-rated windows help keep their Toronto home warm because they have a layer of inert gas that acts as extra insulation between the window’s layers of glass.
Unfortunately, though, Maria and her husband didn’t know about the grants available from the Canadian government’s ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes program, and installed their new windows before they had an energy audit on their home. Maria says she was disappointed when she learned she had missed out on getting government grants for the windows — especially since her windows contractor, she says, didn’t mention the government grants at all.
Condensing gas furnace
Maria’s furnace contractor, however, turned her into a happy customer when he told her about the grants and rebates she could get by making other energy-saving home renovations and improvements.
After having a home energy audit, which pointed to ways to save even more energy and money, she installed a new high-efficiency condensing gas furnace. Because she installed it after her home energy audit, her new furnace was eligible for combined grants and rebates from the Canada and Ontario governments.
Maria estimates she’s now saving $50 to $60 a month on the cost of fuel, thanks to the high-efficiency windows and furnace. And at least she got the grants for her new furnace: “The money that came back was a good help,” she says
Now Maria is an enthusiastic energy audit advocate in her Toronto neighbourhood. When she noticed her Toronto neighbours were about to install new windows, she told them about the government energy grant programs and how they needed to have an energy audit beforehand, to be eligible for the grants and rebates.
The neighbours, she says, were very grateful — they hadn’t heard about the program until Maria told them. Clearly, knowing that everyone can have a more energy-efficient home, and therefore a greener future, is just one more type of peace of mind.
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Each Toronto 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 Toronto home — and help improve your energy costs and the Greater Toronto environment.
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