A 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!
There are a wide range of reasons a homeowner may want a home energy assessment, such as to obtain a baseline and comparison on how your home is performing, to provide clear next steps on what home energy efficiency actions will make the biggest impact in your home, and/or to participate in incentive programs, such as the Canada Greener Homes Grant and Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate.
There are two kinds of assessment: pre-retrofit and post-retrofit. Please ensure that you book the correct type of assessment that aligns with your postal code. The most popular assessment booked is the PRE-retrofit assessment.
A home energy assessment looks at:
Air leaks and drafts
Gaps around doors and windows
Indoor air quality
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.
A post-retrofit assessment is designed to evaluate the impact made by your home energy retrofits as recommended from the pre-retrofit assessment. This assessment is a second assessment and is a requirement of the Canada Greener Homes Grant and Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate.
Do NOT move forward with paying for a post-retrofit assessment unless you have already scheduled a post-retrofit assessment directly with your home energy advisor.
Please call the GreenUP Home Energy Helpdesk at 705-536-9943 or speak to your home energy advisor before processing payment for a post-retrofit assessment.