Home Energy Pre-Retrofit Assessments

An EnerGuide home energy assessment is an evaluation of the efficiency of your building. A home energy assessment helps you identify areas where you could improve energy efficiency — for example, by sealing air leaks or adding insulation. Your assessment report will identify a range of improvements you can make to increase your comfort, health, and energy savings! 

An EnerGuide assessment is the first step in applying for incentive programs such as the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program.

Benefits of a home energy assessment include:

  • Better understanding of your home's energy performance
  • Customized advice from your Registered Energy Advisor
  • Access to up to $10,000 in grants to help retrofit your home!

When applying for incentive programs, your Energy Advisor will perform two assessments: pre-retrofit and post-retrofit. The pre-retrofit assessment must be performed before renovations or upgrades have begun. Post-retrofit assessments are booked directly through your Energy Advisor. 

Please ensure that you book the correct type of assessment that aligns with your postal code

A home energy assessment looks at:  

  • Air leaks and drafts  
  • Gaps around doors and windows 
  • Indoor air quality  
  • Insulation levels 
  • HVAC equipment (= heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)
  • And much more!  

Before you book, please note these requirements for an energy assessment:

  • Your home cannot be under any renovations at the time of the assessment (i.e. drywall, insulation, windows, siding, cabinets, heating/cooling systems, etc.). All exterior openings must be sealed (windows, doors, fireplace dampers, crawlspace, attic hatches, etc.).
  • Your home must be in habitable condition.
  • We cannot perform assessment on multi-dwelling buildings, apartments, or office buildings. If your home has an apartment within it, or if the basement can only be accessed through a separate entrance, please call GreenUP’s Home Energy Helpdesk at 705-536-9943 to discuss eligibility.
  • Have your property tax bill and roll number ready for your advisor.
  • Be sure to clear access to all areas and mechanical systems of the home (including the attic and crawlspace)
  • If applicable, sweep your fireplace and close dampers to avoid soot from being drawn into your home. Do not have a fire within 24 hours of your assessment.
  • Homes that do not meet the above requirements upon the arrival of the Registered Energy Advisor will not be provided with an assessment and will receive only a 50% refund.

If you are unsure if your home meets the eligibility we are here to help! 

If you have questions, please call the GreenUP Home Energy Helpdesk at 705-536-9943.